Showers and thunderstorms will continue to rattle the Plains to close out Sunday with the threat for severe weather greatest across the southern High Plains.
Anyone planning to celebrate the unofficial start to summer outside should prepare for the stormy weather.
Showers and thunderstorms are overspreading much of the nation's midsection with severe thunderstorms focusing on the southern Plains.
Western Texas, western Oklahoma and far eastern New Mexico will remain the target of yet another round of drenching and severe thunderstorms through Sunday evening.
Large hail, damaging wind gusts and flooding downpours will be the biggest threats with these storms; however, a few brief tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
Keep in mind that any thunderstorm that develops will be accompanied by lightning.
If you are outside and hear thunder, you are close enough to be stuck by lightning and should seek shelter until the storm has passed.
Any severe thunderstorm that develops farther to the north across the Plains will be isolated in nature.
Yet another day of stormy weather is on tap for Monday for much of the Plains, continuing the threat of severe weather into Memorial Day.
Despite some of the dangers associated with these storms, they will bring much-needed rainfall to portions of the Plains currently experiencing an extreme drought.
Several inches of rain are possible over the southern Plains through the holiday weekend where showers and thunderstorms are seen several days in a row.
As much as this will help lessen the severity of the drought in the short term, much more rain is needed over a longer period of time to have a significant impact on the extreme drought.
While temperatures will rebound to end the weekend in New York City, further warmth is expected for the first half of the new week.
This weekend will feel more like September around Boston, but the return of summer warmth is on the horizon for next week.
As temperatures rise through the weekend in the South, so will the risk for heat-related dangers.
While heavy rainfall inundated the Phoenix area with historic flooding, deadly landslides occurred in Japan, claiming dozens of lives.
Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to take shape this weekend, then impact the Atlantic beaches of the United States next week--even if the storm remains well offshore.
United States residents may pay higher heating costs this fall as colder air is expected to grip the Rockies and Plains at times and some quick-hitting chilly shots may impact the Northeast.
Denver, CO (1921)
2.20 inches of rain in 1 hour.
Chesapeake Bay Area (1933)
Hurricane - 6.39 inches of rain in Washington, D.C. Damage in Maryland close to $17 million. Tide 7 feet above normal flooded Norfolk, VA.
Dry thunderstorms ignited more than 100 fires in the Wenatchee and Okanogan National Forests.