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.
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Sunday's NASCAR race in Bristol, Tenn., may turn into a washout following a dry start to the weekend.
A spike in severe thunderstorms, capable of producing tornadoes, will follow a slow start to severe weather season in 2014.
The Steel City will be seeing a roller-coaster ride of temperatures through the weekend.
Another storm in a seemingly endless parade threatens to bring severe weather, snow and flooding from Texas to Maine.
The temperature roller-coaster ride will continue into the new week for the Washington, D.C., area.
The Pennsylvania capital will be seeing a roller-coaster ride of temperatures through the weekend.
Cape Sable Island, (1993)
50-60 foot waves generated by the "Storm of the Century" sank the freighter "Gold Bond Conveyor" near Cape Sable Island just after leaving Halifax. All 33 on board were killed.
Traditional date for Turkey Buzzards to return to Hinckley.
Astoria, OR (1988)
Record-tying low of 28 degrees in the morning followed by a record high of 61 degrees in the afternoon (records only go back to 1953).