The wet pattern in the southern Plains over the past several weeks has nearly eliminated drought conditions across the region.
A push of cooler air will slash summerlike conditions across the Upper Midwest then in the Northeast beginning this weekend.
Mount Shindake erupted for the second time in the last nine months on Friday, according to the Global Volcanism Project at the Smithsonian Institution.
Flood-ravaged Texas and Oklahoma are in line for additional rounds of drenching showers and thunderstorms into Saturday night.
The same cold front poised to mark and end to the midsummerlike warmth will also spread rain and thunderstorms into the region this weekend.
Tropical Storm Andres formed Thursday in the eastern Pacific, becoming the first tropical storm of the eastern Pacific season, which runs from May 15 to Nov. 30.
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.
Area from Wallace to Kearney counties: a great hailstorm caused $6 million damage.