The threat for a few strong thunderstorms will shift eastward across the corridor from Dallas to Indianapolis into Monday.
The same storm system spreading welcome rainfall across the Midwest is sparking thunderstorms capable of unleashing damaging winds farther to the south.
An isolated tornado touching down cannot be ruled, as well as one or two of the strongest thunderstorms dropping hail.
The violent thunderstorms will increase in coverage from north-central Texas to central Missouri into this evening, then will target the zone from far northern Louisiana to southern Indiana Monday afternoon.
Cities in the threat zone into this evening include Dallas, Texas, Tulsa, Okla., and Springfield and Columbia, Mo.
Monday afternoon, communities at risk will lie from El Dorado, Ark., to Memphis, Tenn., to Louisville, Ky., to Indianapolis, Ind.
A widespread outbreak of severe weather is not expected these days, but it only takes one powerful thunderstorm downing a tree onto a home or vehicle to cause death or bodily harm.
The strongest thunderstorms into Monday afternoon will also be capable of unleashing downpours. However, that news will not be meet with jeers by many residents.
While the downpours threaten to reduce visibility and cause water to pond on roadways--both hazards for motorists, the rain will be a welcome sight to a region that the United States Drought Monitor states continues to suffer from an extreme to exceptional drought.
After a few strong thunderstorms press eastward through the Ohio and Tennessee valleys Monday evening, showers and thunderstorms will stretch from the central Gulf Coast to the Northeast on Tuesday.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists are monitoring the potential for the thunderstorms to turn severe across the central Appalachians.
Slow-moving showers and storms will bring heavy rain and flooding potential.
Heavy rain returning to the northern Plains will generate a renewed flood threat for the Red River.
More than 20 tornadoes were reported by the National Weather Service with hundreds of hail and wind reports Sunday afternoon through Sunday night.
Several tornadoes touched down from Oklahoma to Iowa, including near Wichita, Kan., and Oklahoma City, on Sunday.
Severe storms may erupt from Oklahoma to Wisconsin on Monday as the storm system that spawned several tornadoes across the Plains on Saturday and Sunday shifts slowly to the east.
Normal snowfall for the month of May is 13 cm (5 inches), according to Environment Canada (EC).
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Late season snow with up to 10" accumulation.
324 confirmed tornadoes so far in May.