Warmth forecast for much of the eastern half of the nation by July, with Alaska of all places helping out.
A dangerous outbreak of severe storms will strike the northern High Plains and Canadian Prairies on Wednesday.
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Warmth is forecast to build over much of the eastern half of the nation by July, with Alaska of all places helping out.
Tropical Depression Two is strengthening over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and may hit the Mexico state of Veracruz as a tropical storm Thursday.
Some of the warmest weather of the year will continue across Alaska over the next few days, challenging more records.
Ahead of the thunderstorms, temperatures will soar to between 85 and 95 degrees, mostly 15 to 20 degrees above normal, on the hottest one to three days between north-central France and Poland.
Leepi, neither seen as posing a typhoon threat nor the damaging winds this would imply, was instead expected to trigger heavy, potentially flooding rain, in its brush with Japan between Thursday and Saturday.
The storms could affect cities from St. Louis to Evansville, Ind., Louisville, Ky., Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio to Huntington, W.Va.
3-4" rains common across the state.
Philadelphia, PA (1994)
Strong thunderstorm winds blew off a large section of a hanger roof and also damaged two aircraft.
New Brunswick, NJ (1835)
Great New Brunswick Tornado; 5 dead, 17-mile path through the center of town; in all, 145 buildings were damaged. This is the worst tornado catastrophe in New Jersey history to date.