Severe storms will continue to rattle portions of the Plains this weekend before shifting eastward as June gives way to July.
Howling winds and hard-hitting hail will take aim at Minneapolis; Des Moines, Iowa; and Omaha, Nebraska, both on Saturday and Sunday, impacting any outdoor events around the cities.
Lives and property can be at risk as these storms slam the Plains and even a few areas of the Midwest.
Travel delays should also be expected as these storms move through with slowed traffic on roadways and flight delays at the airports.
Flash flooding will be another danger that these thunderstorms bring, especially due to the abnormally high rainfall amounts that have fallen over this area in June.
Because of this, urban flooding can happen much quicker with the ground already saturated with water.
"Low-lying areas not protected by levees, such as farmland, homes, businesses and some roadways, are being inundated as river levels surpass flood stage." said AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
Several inches of rain are possible through Sunday across areas of the upper Mississippi River Valley, only extending the flooding into July.
Looking ahead to the start of the new week, the threat of severe weather is forecast to shift eastward across the Midwest and towards the mid-Atlantic.
"The storms will sweep through and impact cities from Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Louis Monday and Monday night, then will move into Cleveland, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh on Tuesday." said Sosnowski.
Damaging wind gusts past 60 mph and hail as large as golf balls will still remain the primary threats with thunderstorms as they progressively make their way towards the Northeast.
A magnitude-7.5 earthquake struck 34 miles (54 km) southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Monday morning, local time, the USGS reports.
Spring warmth has remained absent from Boston much of March and that will continue to be the case as the month comes to a close.
The battle between spring warmth and stubborn chill will continue around the New York City area this week.
A pattern change during the middle of April could bring rain and cooler conditions to California, while erasing persistent chill in the Northeast.
It is no joke that severe weather will take aim at the central Plains on Wednesday, April Fools' Day.
Typhoon Maysak will continue to strengthen before bringing life-threatening conditions to Yap.
New Jersey (1998)
Height of streak of 5 consecutive days with highs at or above 80 degrees in most of the state. 86 degree on the date set a record at Newark; 89 degrees in Morristown set a monthly record for March and 87 degrees at the Atlantic City Airport tied the all-time March record set initially in 1945.
Great Northeastern snowstorm with hurricane winds from PA to ME. Severest in NJ; many trees uprooted, heavy snow inland, high tides on coast. Barometer at Nantucket 28.83"/97.6kp: 18" of snow at Boston; 24" at Providence. (Easter Sunday).
New York City, NY (1835)
"Most furious storm in 20 years .... Snow rollers were seen in Battery Park when natural snowballs, formed when a strong gusty wind blows over a moist snow surface, were pushed along by the wind until they grew to a 24-inch diameter. At this point, they became too heavy and were left to dot Battery Park like so many boulders in a New England hayfield". (New York Post)