One of the largest severe weather outbreak so far this year occurred this week as powerful winds, large hail and heavy rains pummeled the Plains and parts of the Ohio Valley over the course of several days.
A new effort is underway to build more disaster-resistant homes in the central United States, an area more prone to tornadoes and severe weather.
While dry air holds over much of New England through Saturday, rounds of rain and storms will take aim on much of the mid-Atlantic into next week.
The threat of locally damaging and dangerous thunderstorms will be centered from the central Plains to the Gulf Coast into Wednesday night.
Thunderstorms capable of hail, damaging winds, flooding rainfall and an isolated tornado will continue across the Plains through Tuesday night.
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A historic meeting take place on April 22, 2016, as more than 155 countries have committed to sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) in New York.
Houston shut down on Monday after torrential rainfall inundated the city and a tropical cyclone broke a new record this week.
After a lull late this week, severe thunderstorms and flooding downpours are likely to return to parts of the central United States next week and continue into May.
Late-week rainfall will mark the end of an extended dry spell in the Great Lakes and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
Central SC (1924)
Tornado killed 67; close to $1 million damage.
Toronto, Ont (1984)
A 30-minute delay between the Rangers and Blue Jays because of high winds.
Oklahoma City, OK (1989)
No thunderstorms reported for the entire month of April -- first time on record since 1891.