Severe weather is forecast to rattle Oklahoma on Monday after a record-setting earthquake Saturday night.
"My house creaked and shook and all the interior door rattled and shook!" wrote AccuWeather.com Facebook Fan Donna Tyler.
There were similar accounts from others across the state with the epicenter 47 miles east of Oklahoma City.
This Monday, however, it will be severe weather that will put residents on guard.
"Damaging winds and tornadoes are possible not only across Oklahoma, but into northern Texas and eventually the lower Mississippi Valley early next week," said Senior Meteorologist Rob Miller.
The storm responsible for the severe weather threat is crashing into Oregon and northern California through tonight before the storm reaches the southern Plains early next week.
The storm will usher more cold air in for the West this week. Accompanying the cold is snow for the southern Cascades and Sierra for the balance of the weekend.
As this cold storm emerges from the Southwest on Monday, it will set the stage for a clash between the cold and warm air across Oklahoma and Texas. Strong winds aloft could transfer to the surface in the strongest thunderstorms, creating the risk for damaging winds. In addition, tornadoes and large hail cannot be ruled out.
Strong thunderstorms could rumble across cities such as Oklahoma City to Abilene and Dallas, Texas, Monday into Monday night.
As Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski explained, "it appears the size of the threat area for severe thunderstorms at this time would be rather large and stretch from central Texas to the mid-Mississippi Valley Monday into Tuesday."
Thus, we are urging residents across the region to be on guard heading into Monday and pay close attention to the latest forecast.
By Tuesday, the severe weather threat will extend from Springfield, Mo., to Lake Charles, La.
Much quieter and cooler weather will settle into the southern Plains for the remainder of next week in wake of the dangerous storm.
Matthew has become a hurricane in the Caribbean and may approach the U.S. during next week.
It will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions last longer than normal.
Persistent downpours will raise the flood risk in part of the mid-Atlantic into Friday, while rain will spread over the balance of the northeastern United States into the weekend.
Millions of people across the U.S. could be exposed to drinking water contaminated with chemicals from firefighting foam, according to a recent study.
The final day of September will bring a rare lunar event that hasn’t occurred since March of 2014, a Black Moon.
The holiday weekend will start on an unsettled note, but the weather should improve by Day of German Unity celebrations on Monday.
San Diego, CA (1970)
Strong Santa Ana winds create fire disaster in interior parts of county (September 25 to 30); 500,000 acres burned.
Lander, NY (1982)
15.4 inches of of snow (29th-30th). Total of 32.9 inches for month (Sept. record).
Record dry September: Pittsburgh, PA - Only 0.28" this month; driest September on record (old record 0.57 inches in 1893) Greensboro, NC - Driest month ever (only a trace of rain) Columbia, SC - Only 0.07" of rain.