Severe storm- and flood-weary residents of Texas and the southern Plains will soon get a break as a change in the weather pattern develops.
Summerlike warmth and humidity will continue through the rest of the week in the East, but thunderstorms will also be in the picture.
Thunderstorms will bring the threat for flooding to eastern Europe while heat continues to build in parts of Russia.
In a drought-style neighborhood watch program, Californians are tattling on water-wasting neighbors through social media.
The first tropical system of the Eastern Pacific season may develop later this week to the south of Mexico.
While California usually offers ideal growing conditions for one of America's trendiest foods, the drought has avocado farmers concerned about future production.
Jarrell, TX (1997)
F5 tornado obliterated most of town. Twister was 3/4 mile wide. Cattle were thrown 1/4 mile. About 30 people were killed.
Great James River flood; 150 lives lost in Richmond area.
St. Louis, MO (1896)
Great St. Louis tornado; 306 killed, $13 million damage.