A warm and humid air mass will fuel thunderstorms across the East this week.
Severe storm- and flood-weary residents of Texas and the southern Plains will soon get a break as a change in the weather pattern develops.
Summerlike warmth and humidity will continue through the rest of the week in the East, but thunderstorms will also be in the picture.
Thunderstorms will bring the threat for flooding to eastern Europe while heat continues to build in parts of Russia.
In a drought-style neighborhood watch program, Californians are tattling on water-wasting neighbors through social media.
A very active typhoon season combined with drought in much of India could have a significant impact on lives and property for more than a billion people in Asia during the summer of 2015.
The first tropical system of the Eastern Pacific season may develop later this week to the south of Mexico.
While California usually offers ideal growing conditions for one of America's trendiest foods, the drought has avocado farmers concerned about future production.
The second major tennis tournament of the year began on Sunday, as the world’s best tennis players begin their quest for the 2015 French Open title at Roland Garros in Paris.
Another round of extreme heat is building across parts of the Middle East and northeastern Africa.
The extended Memorial Day Weekend ended on a wet note across eastern Texas when heavy rains and severe thunderstorms moved in late on Monday.
St. Louis, MO (1896)
Great St. Louis tornado; 306 killed, $13 million damage.
Salton, CA (1896)
124 degrees; U.S. May record.
Tornado struck Empire Builder, near Moorhead, MN. Five coaches, each weighing 70 tons, was lifted off the track; one was carried 80 feet. Fifty-seven of the 117 passengers were injured; one was blown through a window and killed.