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.
While rain will slice through portions of the Midwest and Northeast this week, it will interrupt the stretch of dry weather in store for most locations only briefly.
While waters will be slow to recede across flood-ravaged South Carolina, a stretch of dry weather will provide favorable conditions for cleanup efforts across the region.
One potential path for Joaquin will have the post-tropical cyclone reaching Ireland as early as Saturday.
Joaquin remains on track to make Europe its final destination with a part of the British Isles and western Europe first facing potential impacts this weekend.
The next round of rain for the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore areas will be at the end of the week into the start of the weekend.
Despite Hurricane Oho not making landfall across Hawaii, rough surf will rattle the islands into Friday.
New York (1983)
Moderate earthquake in upstate New York (Blue Mountain Lake area). Temblor measured 5.2 on the Richter scale and was felt over a wide portion of the Northeastern United States and part of Canada.
Ark/La/Tex Region (1990)
A total of 5 inches or rain near Dequeen, AR. A barn blew down near Sulphur Springs, TX. Roads were submerged and closed around Mena, AR.
Hill City, KS (1991)
90 degrees during the afternoon. Just 36 hours earlier the temperature was 25 degrees.