Severe thunderstorms will erupt over central and southeastern Oklahoma and northeastern and central Texas later today.
The same storm bringing a raging snowstorm from Denver to Omaha is the culprit behind the dangerous thunderstorms.
Major cities, including Oklahoma City, Dallas and San Antonio, are at risk for damaging thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.
The threats of the storms include damaging wind gusts, hail, downpours and lightning. A few of the strongest storms could also spawn a tornado.
Motorists who travel along the I-20, I-35 and I-40 corridors should prepare for blinding downpours and potentially threatening storms.
Flash flooding can occur, especially in low-lying and poor drainage areas.
The thunderstorms will spread eastward overnight across Arkansas and Louisiana, putting Little Rock and Shreveport in the path of nasty weather. The northwestern suburbs of Houston could also get hammered.
On Saturday, coastal Texas to Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee will be alert for thunderstorms, some of which may turn strong or severe.
Track the Threatening Storms:
Following a chilly start to the week, warmer weather and sunshine will make a return to the Chicago area over the next several days.
A brief period of tranquil weather will occur across the United Kingdom and neighboring northern Europe during the middle of the week.
The weather pattern that delivered drenching rain and flooding to Texas and the southern Plains during May will soak the Southeast states for the next week or two.
Accompanying the start of Meteorological Summer will be wet weather and the risk of flooding in the Northeast as well as unseasonably cool conditions in New England.
The month of June is underway and will begin with seasonable weather for the Bay Area.
The month of June is underway and will begin with seasonable weather for the Los Angeles area.
New Haven, CT (1812)
Latest blossoming of apple trees during this period (1794/1985).
Eastern Great Lakes (1843)
Snow fell and whitened the ground at Cleveland, OH, and Buffalo and Rochester, NY.
Runyeon, NJ (1938)
29 degrees -- lowest ever in state during June (in Middlesex County).