The threat for severe weather will continue through the weekend with damaging winds and tornadoes.
Though recovery continues from Superstorm Sandy, residents and homeowners on the Atlantic coast should prepare for another active season in 2013.
The potential for isolated severe weather will creep up in the Northern Plains, Texas and the Gulf States.
The volcano is in a rather remote spot, and the biggest price will be to airlines caused by the ash.
Thunderstorms with hail, damaging winds and tornadoes are pushing through the Plains continuing this weekend and into Monday.
Smoke from fires in the Yucatan Peninsula will affect parts of Texas and Louisiana over the weekend.
A tornado reaching up to a mile wide at times left at least six dead Wednesday in Hood and Johnson counties, Texas.
While there is a threat for a shower in spots in Baltimore, Md., on Saturday, it should not be a washout like the day of the Kentucky Derby.
Mount Saint Helens has erupted several times since the destructive 1980 eruption, and likely will again in the future.
Strong thunderstorms moving across Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee Friday are capable of producing damaging winds, large hail and a risk of a few tornadoes.
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake occurred 43 miles northwest of Ottawa around 10 a.m.
Moorhead, MN (2007)
Heavy rainfall caused streets to flood over curbs and ditches to fill up. Quarter-sized hail also fell.
Racine, WI (1883)
Tornado kills 25 people and causes $2 million damage.
Boston, MA (2007)
1.72 inches of rain, a record for the date (old record: 1.09 inches in 2002)