Short-Range Weather forecast overview for the South Central United States
A developing tropical storm, moving just north of the large islands of the Caribbean, will take aim at the Bahamas and southern Florida into this weekend.
Regions dealing with Zika-carrying mosquitoes could have another threat to monitor as tropical activity picks up this season.
Thunderstorms with the risk of locally severe weather will extend from the central Plains to the eastern Great Lakes into Thursday evening.
Stargazers will want to dig out their binoculars and telescopes this weekend as Venus and Jupiter shine so close that they appear as one large, bright star in the evening sky.
Downpours will persist over flood-ravaged areas of Louisiana through the middle of the week.