With summer just around the corner, many in the United States are preparing for exciting outdoor activities, but coupled with the summer fun comes the return of the pesky and potentially disease-ridden mosquito.
A push of cooler air will slash summerlike conditions across the Upper Midwest then in the Northeast beginning this weekend.
Parts of the Great Lakes and the Ohio Valley states will take a turn of severe thunderstorms with localized flooding downpours into Tuesday night.
Showers and thunderstorms threaten to interfere with Memorial Day festivities across more than half of the United States.
Due to a cable line issue, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's weather radios went out of service throughout Oklahoma on Sunday. Service was restored early Monday morning.
The summer season kicks off unofficially this weekend, and millions of Americans are expected to travel for a Memorial Day getaway.
Warm and stormy weather will be a theme this week in the Dallas area.
After a brief respite from stormy weather on Monday, the central Plains can expect yet another round of thunderstorms and heavy rain for the middle of the week.
Severe thunderstorms continue to track across the Plains after developing over the region on Saturday afternoon.
The threat of severe weather is expected to continue right through the second half of the weekend with thunderstorms shifting into the Midwest.
Area from Wallace to Kearney counties: a great hailstorm caused $6 million damage.
Ohio Valley (1982)
Severe thunderstorms: Tornado in Marion, IL killed 12, caused $100 million damage. Columbus, OH had a wind gust to 76 mph. Louisville, KY pelted by hail 2" in diameter.
Yuma, AZ (1877)
Severe two-day sandstorm.