After a quiet weather weekend over the Plains and East, the weather will get more active beginning Monday with severe storms set to fire over parts of the central Plains.
A frontal boundary will slide into the Plains and set up across northern Texas, central Oklahoma and eastern Kansas on Monday.
Drier air from the north will clash with very warm and muggy air from the south, creating a battle zone over the eastern half of Oklahoma, southwestern Missouri, eastern Kansas and far north-central Texas Monday.
Cities including Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla., along with Wichita Falls, Texas, and Springfield, Mo., will have the highest risk of strong to severe thunderstorms Monday. The threat will primarily occur during the afternoon and evening hours.
The greatest threats will be isolated large hail to the size of golfballs and a few damaging wind gusts to 60 mph.
As the nighttime hours progress, leftover drenching thunderstorms will spread east and northward into the northwestern Arkansas and central Missouri.
Have a plan of action ready before the storms develop. Know what to do when severe weather is heading for your area.
As always, heed all severe weather watches and warnings and be prepared to take action when severe weather threatens.
Keep checking back with AccuWeather.com for the latest severe weather updates and be sure to visit the AccuWeather.com Severe Weather Center.
After a bout with lower temperatures early this weekend, temperatures will rebound for warm weather into early next week; however, a lack of rain will do little to alleviate the drought.
Temperatures will rebound into the weekend and will provide a warm start to next week. However, very little rain is expected to alleviate the ongoing drought.
Following a cooldown at midweek for Detroit, temperatures will remain below normal most days through the weekend.
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Mathis, TX (1990)
A stationary thunderstorm dumped about 8" of rain in two hours at a grain elevator just west of town.
Caldwell, TX (1990)
13.4" of rain in the span of 3 hours.
Baltimore, MD (1991)
Hail 1-1/2" in diameter fell north of Baltimore City.