Update at 3:00 a.m. EDT Saturday:
The severe threat is over across Texas and Arkansas. This blog is no longer live.
Severe storms are moving across the Plains Friday delivering heavy downpours, large hail and damaging wind gusts. Thunderstorms will stretch from northeastern Texas to Arkansas and southern Missouri through the evening.
Strong winds could down trees and power lines. Widespread flooding problems as a result of the rain are not expected.
10:28 p.m. CDT Friday: The severe storm threat is ending for Oklahoma City with storms heading toward McAlester, Okla.
8:32 p.m. CDT Friday: Chicken egg-sized hail was reported 3 miles north of Cloud Chief, Okla.
7:43 p.m. CDT Friday: One inch hail was reported in Greenfield, Okla.
6:49 p.m. CDT Friday: Hail the size of half-dollars was reported 10 miles east of Sweetwater, Okla.
6:05 p.m. CDT Friday: Winds gusted to 64 mph 4 miles west northwest of Carmargo, Okla.
For the full story, read Severe Storm Potential Friday for Texas, Arkansas.
While a brief break in the wet weather is coming early next week, rounds of rain will resume later next week and cause difficulties for outdoor plans and agriculture through much of May.
As millions prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8, rain and severe storms threaten to disrupt outdoor activities and travel plans.
As a strong El Niño fades, the weather across the country will slowly change. In much of the eastern United States, a hot summer is in store.
A system with rain and thunderstorms will bring both good and bad news to the western United States later this week.
The threat of severe weather will return to the south-central United States this weekend.
Plenty of warmth and sunshine will be in the forecast this Saturday as the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby takes place at famed Churchill Downs in Louisville this Saturday.
Louisville, KY (1989)
Coldest Kentucky Derby ever. The race was run in 42-46 degree temperatures. Wet snowflakes were seen nearby.
Green Bay, WI (1998)
A strong dust devil caused $2,300 damage to a couple of green houses.
Lingle, WI (2000)
4.5" diameter hail - there was also a tornado in the area.