A zone of locally severe thunderstorms was sagging across Virginia and North Carolina late today.
The storms are bringing the risk of large hail, damaging wind gusts and flash flooding to a few communities along the way.
The storms have had a history of producing penny- to golf ball-sized hail in some areas Tuesday afternoon.
A boundary between warm, humid air to the south and east and a brief push of cooler air to the north and west had formed this afternoon. The boundary was being enhanced by heating of the day.
Areas from Richmond and Norfolk, Va., to Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., are at risk for being hit by the storms as they attempt to organize into a solid line and slice to the south and east before diminishing later this evening.
The storms are forecast to generally stay north of hard-hit drought areas in South Carolina, Georgia and northern Florida.
People in this area should be on the lookout for rapidly changing weather conditions and seek shelter from the outdoors as storms approach.
The first widespread ice storm of the season will slowly diminish over parts of the southern and central Plains, but areas of slippery travel will continue on Sunday.
Summer-like heat will be short-lived eastern Australia early this week in advance of a cold front.
The reprieve from heavy rain across southern India will not last with the threat for flooding downpours set to return for the final days of November.
December will begin with a roar across the Northwest as rounds of rain, mountain snow and even ice are in store for late this week.
As millions head home from their Thanksgiving ventures the weather may cause trouble on the roads and at the airports from the southern Appalachians to the central Rockies on Sunday.
After another brief shot of chilly air over the weekend, the month of December will start out milder across the Northeast.
Pillar Point, CA (1991)
68-mph winds on the Pacific shore near San Francisco.
Havre, MT (1896)
Minus 51 degrees.
New England (1945)
Severe "nor'easter" in New England - winds in Boston averaged 40.5 mph over a 24-hour period. The rain changed to snow which accumulated to 16 inches in interior New England. Thirty-tree deaths were attributed to the storm.