Warmth is forecast for much of the eastern half of the nation, with Alaska of all places helping out.
Some of the warmest weather of the year will continue across Alaska over the next few days, challenging more records.
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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.
A brief synopsis of the top five worst weather events of last summer.
The storms could affect cities from St. Louis to Evansville, Ind., Louisville, Ky., Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio to Huntington, W.Va.
A tornado touched down at Denver International Airport as a severe weather system moved through the area.
A slow-moving tropical depression will continue to bring torrential rainfall and the risk of flooding to parts of southeastern Mexico, Belize and Guatemala into midweek.
The threat of flash flooding will focus along part of the Atlantic Seaboard Tuesday evening.
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.
Weather favoring the spread of wildfires will increase over California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona Tuesday into Wednesday.
Philadelphia, PA (1990)
Hail up to the size of marbles fell with wind gusts to 50 mph in the northeast part of the city.
Amwell, NJ (1742)
A fatal hailstorm and severe thunderstorm containing hail 4" in diameter killed one child and did considerable damage to crops.
Atlanta, GA (1991)
3.47" of rain in 1 hour.