A cluster of drenching, gusty thunderstorms will roll across southern Mississippi and Alabama, southeastern Louisiana and part of the Florida Panhandle Thursday.
The storms bring a risk of flash, urban and low-lying area flooding, as well as the potential for downed trees and power outages in some communities. Expect travel delays at area airports and along part of the I-10 corridor.
Cities in the path of the storms include Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Fla., Gulfport and Biloxi, Miss., and New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La.
The overall weather pattern through the weekend and beyond will continue to favor pockets of drenching and locally gusty thunderstorms.
A couple of waterspouts and short-lived tornadoes can also be produced in the weather pattern Thursday into the weekend.
Wet conditions that have been so common in areas farther east across the South will spread westward into next week.
Many areas in the Eastern states will have consistent summerlike heat and a buildup of humidity for the last week of May.
Severe storms are erupting across the southern Plains, threatening to bring additional downpours to areas that sustained life-threatening flooding over the weekend.
Torrential rain and strong thunderstorms pushed across the southern Plains over the weekend, spawning tornadoes and dangerous flash flooding from Kansas to Texas.
Severe thunderstorms will rumble across Texas and the southern Plains into Monday night, impacting similar areas that were hit earlier in the holiday weekend.
Severe storm- and flood-weary residents of Texas and the southern Plains will soon get a break as a change in the weather pattern develops.
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Chicago, IL (1992)
32 degrees, latest 32 or lower on record.
Iowa City, IA (1859)
Waterspout; 8 killed, one child was taken up, carried 500 yards and thrown in a slough but survived.
New York City (1861)
Snow was reported.