Gusty, locally damaging thunderstorms are expected into Monday evening across portions of the central Plains.
Thunderstorms, some of which will contain large hail and damaging winds, will blossom and track across parts of Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.
The winds associated with these storms have the potential to knock down trees and power lines, causing power outages and potentially damage to structures.
As of 5p.m. CDT Monday, a thunderstorm wind gust of 70 mph was recorded by an NWS spotter near Jetmore, Kan.
Some of these storms can contain downpours which could cause local flash flooding. High water on roads may cause closures and disrupt travel. Interstates 35, 70 and 80 along with U.S. Highway 83 are in the threat area. There is a risk of strong cross winds that could problems for high profile vehicles.
Air will rush down off the Rockies and create strong winds across the High Plains into Monday night.
Cities that could be impacted by severe thunderstorms include Wichita and Dodge City, Kan., and Grand Island, Neb.
The rain will be welcome for areas that are still experiencing drought conditions, such as Nebraska, western Kansas and western Oklahoma.
A disturbance will swing across the Midwest and fire a round of severe thunderstorms to end the weekend.
Hurricane Guillermo will continue its path towards Hawaii in the coming days bringing large swells and enhanced rainfall to the islands.
Cooler conditions will move into the Interior Northeast early this week, but the warmth will hold on a little longer along the Interstate-95 corridor.
After a very hot end to July, some relief is on the way this week for Seattle and other areas of the Northwest.
After months of below-normal rainfall, Santiago, Chile, could finally receive several days of rainfall this week.
One person is dead and multiple people are injured after a tent collapsed during a thunderstorm at a festival in suburban Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Philadelphia, PA/ Camden, NJ (1885)
Tornado struck, cutting an 8 mile path, crossed river near present day Walt Whitman Bridge; 5 killed, $500,000 damage. Total of 13 tornadoes within 100 miles of Philadelphia. Street flooding and flooding of homes.
Philadelphia, PA (1898)
Record rainfalls - 2.24" in 30 minutes, 3.81" in one hour, 5.48" in two hours; storm total 5.89".
Corpus Christi, TX (1970)
161 mph wind from Hurricane Celia, resulted in 11 deaths and $454 million damage. Also, gusts to 180 mph (state record) at Arkansas Pass & Robstown, TX.