Strong storms will not be confined to the Plains on Saturday.
In the afternoon, a few peaks of sunshine from the southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula through eastern Virginia and into northeastern North Carolina will help to spark potentially strong storms.
These thunderstorms are expected to be isolated, but they could bring the risk of damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph as well as some small hail.
A front slowly moving through region Saturday afternoon helping for thunderstorms to develop. A couple breaks in the clouds will allow for the sun's heat to reach the ground, further assisting with the creation of these storms.
Snow and freezing rain continue to impact the Northeast after impacting the southern Plains, and Lower Midwest early in the weekend.
A wildfire burning for over two weeks in Argentina is threatening 3,000-year-old trees in Los Alerces National Park.
February 2015 has come to an end with numerous monthly records set across the United States.
The beginning of March marks the start of meteorological spring in the Northern Hemisphere, but this does not signal the end of winter weather in the United States.
Yet another winter storm will take aim at the Northeast and Midwest this week with widespread ice and flooding concerns.
Residents in Spokane, Washington, recently caught sight of the unique phenomenon known as "hole punch" clouds that cause a gaping hole in the otherwise cloudy sky.
The East (1991)
Record warmth for the second day in a row. Records included: Location Old Record New Record Pittsburgh, PA 74 68/1976 Youngstown, OH 71 67/1976 Buffalo, NY 66 53/1923 Scranton, PA 68 66/1972 Albany, NY 65 59/1972 Erie, PA 70 58/1887 Charleston, WV 81* 79/1976 *warmest ever for so early in the season
New York, NY (1996)
4.6" of snow brought the seasonal total to 66.8". This broke the all-time seasonal snowfall record of 63.2" during the winter of 1947-1948. At JFK Airport; 5.3" fell making the winter total 59.8". This broke the 1960-1961 record of 58.4".
Spokane, WA (2001)
Broke record for consecutive days with 1" or more of snow on the ground. The streak began November 9, 2000 and lasted 114 days. The old record was 113 days set in 1992-1993.