Severe storms pushing across the Dakotas toward Minnesota Friday afternoon have had a history of producing damaging wind gusts, very large hail and tornadoes.
The strongest storms in South Dakota have produced hail up to the size of tennis balls and wind gusts greater than 80 mph.
The thunderstorms are riding along the northern rim of heat surging across the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.
Stormy weather will be the theme for the weekend across the Midwest and Ohio Valley with several chances for severe thunderstorms.
Former Typhoon Matmo continues to wreak havoc across portions of China.
A tornado touched down and wreaked havoc at Cherrystone Campground in Virginia on Thursday morning, causing two fatalities and leaving 36 injured.
After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
Just when it was starting to feel like the dog days of summer again, Pittsburgh will get another early taste of September Friday.
An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people disappeared from radar as it traveled from Burkina Faso to the Algerian capital, The Associated Press reported, as storms pushed south of the area of lost contact.
Lawton, OK (1990)
A thunderstorm cluster brought 11" of rain.
Washington, DC (1991)
A total of 3" of rain from heavy thunderstorms.
Manchester, KY (1992)
A state trooper was stranded in his patrol car after it was submerged by flood waters.