A multiple car accident occurred on I-27 near Lubbock, Texas, at about 12:45 p.m. CST Wednesday leaving at least one person dead and at least 17 others injured.
Blowing dust and strong winds reduced visibility to about 328 feet, roughly the length of a football field, in Lubbock at about 1 p.m. CST, according to reports from local weather observation sites.
"Winds out of the west and southwest were averaging 30-35 mph and gusting to between 50-60 mph throughout the afternoon," said AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
Emergency teams are responding to the scene from New Deal, Abernathy and Idalou.
Early responders reported difficulty locating the vehicles involved in the crash, according to everythinglubbock.com. People involved in the accident were calling 911 from their cellular phones in an attempt to get help.
An exact number of injured people is not yet known.
A 10-month-old girl died after being left in a hot car in Kansas Thursday night, according to the Associated Press, as high heat gripped the area.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists are monitoring an area of thunderstorms near Palau for potential tropical development.
Stormy weather will be the theme for the weekend across the Midwest and Ohio Valley with several chances for severe thunderstorms.
A thick, massive band of mayflies traveling along the Mississippi River created a swarm so intense it became visible on National Weather Service radars on July 20, 2014.
Minneapolis will see a significant shift in temperatures this weekend.
As thousands flock to Los Angeles for the 2014 Vans US Open of Surfing this weekend, the weather will cooperate with plenty of sunshine and slightly higher-than-average temperatures.
St. Bonaventure, Quebec (1975)
A tornado struck in the early morning hours wiping out 65 percent of the town, killing 3 persons and injuring 45. 300 persons were left homeless, and at least 100 buildings were destroyed.
Lawton, OK (1990)
A thunderstorm cluster brought 11" of rain.
Washington, DC (1991)
A total of 3" of rain from heavy thunderstorms.