Locally severe thunderstorms will affect areas over the Plains, Upper Midwest and South into Thursday evening.
While severe weather will not be as widespread as recent days, the storms have the potential to bring frequent lightning strikes, damaging wind gusts, hail and flash flooding.
The strongest storms in Iowa, eastern Kansas, southern Minnesota, northwestern Missouri and southeastern Nebraska can produce a short-lived tornado.
The storms over the Plains and Upper Midwest are part of a very slow-moving system centered well to the northwest in Montana and neighboring Canada.
Cities at the greatest risk for locally damaging thunderstorms in the Central states include Minneapolis; Des Moines, Iowa; and Kansas City, Missouri.
Areas experiencing the most frequent downpours, such as Minnesota, northern Iowa, southwestern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, have an elevated risk of flooding. From Monday to Thursday morning, a significant part of this area has received between 3 and 6 inches of rain with locally higher amounts.
The storms farther to the east are occurring ahead of cooler air expanding southward from Canada.
Southern cities at risk for a robust and locally damaging thunderstorm into Thursday evening include Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia, and Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina.
The pockets of severe weather and flooding are part of a broad area of showers and thunderstorms reaching from the Central states to the mid-Atlantic. Storms more spotty in nature will continue to affect the South as well.
Other cities that will experience rain at least part of the time, travel delays and disruptions to outdoor activities into Thursday night, include Chicago, Oklahoma City, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Dallas, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
The chilliest air of the season so far will settle over much of the Northeast Thursday into Friday and will bring frost to more areas than experienced frost early this week.
Tropical moisture from the approaching Odile will deliver another round of heavy rain and flooding downpours to the interior Southwest by the middle of this week.
The remnants of Odile have the potential to bring heavy rain and flooding to parts of the Plains and Midwest late this week after hitting the Southwest.
On Tuesday, Edouard became the first major hurricane in the Atlantic since Sandy. While the hurricane remains at sea, rough surf will reach some Atlantic coast beaches.
A raging wildfire, which erupted Monday afternoon, has damaged or destroyed more than 100 structures and has forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents in Northern California, near Weed.
On Sunday night, a fiery ball of light ignited across the darkened skies of the northeastern United States, illuminating the heavens in a momentary flash of eerie daylight.
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27 degrees, concluded shortest growing season (100 days).
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Hurricane Gilbert has travelled 2,050 miles since becoming a hurricane on Sept. 11. The storm was centered 130 miles south of Brownsville, TX, just 40 miles off the Mexican coast. Central pressure was 948 MB (27.99 inches), sustained winds of 120 mph and was tracking to the west at 12 mph. The storm came ashore at Tamaulipas, Mexico, during the evening.
At 6:00 p.m. EDT, Hurricane Hugo was located approximately 400 miles east-southeast of San Juan, P.R. With maximum sustained winds of 140 mph, Hugo was moving west-northwest at 12 mph.