A pontoon boat capsized on Lake Moultrie in South Carolina Sunday leaving one person dead.
Six people were thrown from the boat into the water near the Pinopolis Dam, according to the National Weather Service. One fatality has been confirmed by law enforcement.
The unidentified person drowned while rescuing a double amputee who was a passenger on the boat according to abcnews4.com.
The remaining five passengers were able to swim to the nearest dam and were rescued. The accident happened at about 12:35 p.m. EDT.
AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski warned of a risk for strong winds accompanying the storms along the East Coast.
"Damaging winds and downpours are the greatest dangers from the powerful thunderstorms targeting far southeastern Virginia and the eastern Carolinas."
A water spout, flash floods, downed trees and power lines were also reported in parts of North Carolina on Sunday.
Warmth is forecast to build over much of the eastern half of the nation by July, with Alaska of all places helping out.
The storms could affect cities from St. Louis to Evansville, Ind., Louisville, Ky., Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio to Huntington, W.Va.
A tornado touched down at Denver International Airport as a severe weather system moved through the area.
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A slow-moving tropical depression will continue to bring torrential rainfall and the risk of flooding to parts of southeastern Mexico, Belize and Guatemala into midweek.
Some of the warmest weather of the year will continue across Alaska over the next few days, challenging more records.
Mayo, Yukon Territory (1950)
95 degrees -- hottest ever in province.
Indianapolis, IN (1992)
The control tower at the airport was evacuated early in the morning during a severe thunderstorm. One-inch hailstones fell, a 62 mph wind gust occurred, and a tornado was spotted two miles northwest of the airport.
Wellesly Hills, MA (1998)
2.35" of rain in 35 minutes.