Blizzard conditions will continue to pound parts of the Dakotas into Minnesota tonight.
Abundant sunshine will provide warm temperatures this weekend at the Coachella Music Festival in California.
Because of snow and heavy rain, one state's exceptional drought decreased from 75 percent to 15 percent.
The weather pattern will favor additional waves of cold, snow, rain and thunderstorms over the middle of the nation next week.
An "impressive" solar flare Thursday morning will cause auroras Saturday night. Which areas will have the clearest view?
While Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc along the East Coast late in October 2012, the power of sending real-time weather information and photos on social media was apparent.
After enjoying the weekend warmth, residents from Denver to Cheyenne to Rapid City may find it hard to believe that a blizzard is on the way.
A parade of storm systems moving into the Pacific Northwest will bring several rounds of rain and wind through Sunday.
Depending on the track and how quickly the storm Sunday to Tuesday strengthens will determine the extent of wind, thunderstorms, rain and snow over the region.
A major storm is likely to impact a million square miles over the Plains and West with areas of rain, snow and severe weather next week.
Ohio Valley (1860)
Tornado swarm in Ohio Valley hit Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, Chilicothe, OH, and Marietta, OH. Damage totalled $1 million; 4 people killed in Cincinnati.
Memphis, TN (1983)
Freak lightning bolt strikes a man in his neck, runs down his spine, and passes out of a pocket containing keys. The bolt then struck 2 other men nearby before also hitting a tree the men were standing under at a golf course. Miraculously all three men survived.
Kansas City, KS (1957)
Forty-five people killed and millions of dollars in damage by tornadoes.