Severe weather will continue to target the Plains through the weekend, threatening outdoor activities from Texas to Minnesota.
Anyone planning on going to an amusement park, concert or a local event should be on the lookout for these storms and know where to seek safety if they strike.
The severe weather danger will slowly shift south and east heading into the weekend, impacting a larger area and more cities.
Similar to those on Friday, the main threats from storms over the weekend will be damaging winds and large hail, although a few isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
Frequent lighting will also accompany these thunderstorms, making it dangerous to be in a pool or open field until the storm has passed.
The corridor from near Billings to Denver to Rapid City will remain the target of the violent thunderstorms through Saturday evening.
The threat of severe weather will continue to expand across the Plains Sunday and Sunday night, reaching from the Texas Panhandle to western Wisconsin.
Minneapolis; Omaha, Nebraska; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Dodge City, Kansas, are a few locations that could experience hail as large as baseballs, wind gusts past 65 mph and downpours that spark flash flooding.
Heading into the first week of June, the threat of severe thunderstorms will continue, focusing on Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri.
Some of these storms may even impact major travel hubs in the Midwest such as Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee and possibly even Detroit.
Umbrellas and raincoats will be put to good use by those along much of the Interstate-95 corridor as rain moves northward during the middle of the week.
Temperatures will rebound across the Northeast this coming weekend, after a setback with clouds and rain along the coast before Friday.
A storm from the Pacific Ocean will first raise the fire danger in California, then bring cooler air and spotty rain for firefighting efforts.
A chilly start to fall has provided a sufficient cold blast to bring out the vibrant colors of autumn leaves.
A melting alpine glacier on Mount Shasta in northern California created a messy situation as the flowing ice water turned into a disruptive mudslide with more harmful rainfall on the way.
A storm moving up the Atlantic coast with rain will briefly disrupt the dry weather and warming trend this week around Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. (1980)
Temperature hit 90 degrees for the 67th time in 1980. Never had there been a year in recorded history with so many 90-degree readings. The previous record was 59 days in 1966.
Chadron (NW part of state) 38 degrees. Kearney (eastern part of state) 90 degrees at same hour.
Pittsburgh, PA (1989)
Trace of snow at the airport (11:00 a.m.) Actually fell as ice pellets for 8 minutes, but counts as the earliest snow on record. The old record was a trace on Sept. 24, 1928.