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Parts of this week will feel more like summer across the Midwest and Northeast with the warmest days of 2015 set to unfold.
Wind, seas and surf will build in advance of what could potentially become the first tropical system of 2015 along the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States this week.
Thunderstorms are set to return to the Plains for the first week of May following a relatively quiet end to April.
Severe winter weather played a major role in paltry U.S. economic growth in the first quarter of 2015, but hopes are high for an increase in spring and summer sales in regions that were gripped by a long winter.
The threat for potentially damaging thunderstorms will shift eastward across Europe through midweek.
Austin, TX (1922)
Two tornadoes hit the city 30 minutes apart; 12 people died.
Monroe, LA (1989)
Severe hailstorm (hail as big as oranges) damaged thousands of cars.
El Campo, TX (1991)
Winds gust to 105 mph during a severe thunderstorm.