The threat of severe weather will continue into the beginning of the new week, shifting eastward across the Plains and into the Midwest.
Detroit; Chicago; Madison, Wisconsin; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; St. Louis; Little Rock, Arkansas; Dallas and San Antonio are just a few of the cities in the path of severe thunderstorms on Monday and Monday night.
Travel delays should be expected as these storms move through with heavy downpours and frequent lighting, causing delays at the airports and on the roadways.
Damaging wind gusts, large hail and tornadoes will all be possible with thunderstorms that develop, especially during the afternoon and evening hours.
Additionally, moisture surging in from the Gulf of Mexico will help to fuel heavy downpours which could result in flash flooding.
If you are driving and encounter one of these heavy thunderstorms, it is important that you are aware of the dangers that they bring.
Downpours do not only reduce visibility significantly, but can also cause you to hydroplane, increasing the odds that you become involved in a weather-related accident.
If you are driving and come across water flowing over the road, you should avoid driving through it.
The water may be deeper than you anticipate and can be enough to move your vehicle. Turn around, don't drown.
Heading into Tuesday, the threat of widespread severe weather looks to decrease.
However, thunderstorms from Michigan to Texas will still hold the potential to produce some gusty winds and flooding downpours.
A tropical wave west of the Cape Verde Islands looks like it could be the next named tropical storm in the Atlantic Basin.
It was a rather active past few days with tornadoes, flash flooding, and damaging winds targeting many communities.
One person is dead, and another remains critically injured after a lightning strike in Southern California.
Relief is on the way for portions of the Plains that are in the grips of the ongoing drought.
A pair of tropical threats will target areas from China and Taiwan to Guam this week.
Predicted algal blooms on Lake Erie this summer not only pose health hazards but also a financial burden to the area.
July 29th is historically a rainy day in Waynesburg, PA. It all began in 1878 when a farmer casually told drug store clerk William Allison that it always seemed to rain on July 29th in this southwestern PA town. The clerk made a note of it and started keeping a yearly tabulation. July 29th, 2001 was the 104th rainfall in the past 124 years on this date.
Mt. Washington, NH (1989)
34 degrees with a 45-mph wind gust (minus 6 degrees wind chill temperature).
Otterbein, IN (1990)
A total of 2" of rain in 40 minutes (10 miles west of Lafayette).