Violent storms pounded parts of Europe from Wednesday into Thursday. The worst storms hit Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania.
The storms turned deadly in Poland and Romania. In Poland, a woman died after part of a roof collapsed on to her due to high winds. In Romania, a man struck by lightning died while on a fishing boat. Another man on the boat was rescued.
Reports indicate several other people across the region were severely injured by falling trees and branches.
Heavy rainfall led to street flooding, as well flooding in some homes in Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania.
A slow-moving area of low pressure will bring a continued threat for rain and thunderstorms to central and eastern Europe through the weekend.
Beachgoers were sent running by a sudden, violent hail storm in Siberia on Sunday.
The first part of this week will feel more like September than the middle of July, typically the hottest time of year, throughout the Midwest.
The hot weather seen across the Northwest over the weekend will carry over into the new week, continuing the risk of heat-related illness.
The Northeast and mid-Atlantic will be faced with severe thunderstorms and flooding downpours through at least Tuesday before the new week ends on a more refreshing note.
One person was killed and three were injured after a lightning strike at Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park Saturday afternoon. This comes one day after another strike occurred in the park on Friday, leaving one woman dead and seven injured.
In the western Pacific, Typhoon Rammasun is on track to hit the Philippines.
Montreal, Quebec (1987)
Severe thunderstorms led to flash flooding and many accidents. Widespread damage; two people were killed. A power outage left dozens stranded in subways overnight.
Mason County, OH (1997)
About 5" of rain fell in 2 hours. Many basements flooded. 135 cars in a parking lot at King's Island amusement park were damaged.
Scottsdale, AZ (2001)
Thunderstorm wind gusts (60-80 mph) blew over a power pole into a car killing the driver. Several other poles were blown over, which trapped 8 vehicles with live power lines. several trees were uprooted and a house roof damaged.