Expanding rainfall will bring good news and bad news for people in the northeastern United States into early next week.
Following an outbreak of severe thunderstorms at midweek, more storms will ignite over the southern Plains and will include the potential for flash flooding into the weekend.
Those looking forward to traveling or spending the bank holiday weekend outdoors across the United Kingdom will face bouts of rain and increasingly gusty winds.
Rain will threaten to put a damper on Walpurgis Night and May Day festivities across parts of Germany this weekend.
Enough cold air will be in place for another round of heavy snow to fall across Colorado, including Denver, to end the week.
One of the largest severe weather outbreak so far this year occurred this week as powerful winds, large hail and heavy rains pummeled the Plains and parts of the Ohio Valley over the course of several days.
Taylor, TX (1905)
2" of rain in 10 minutes; 2.3" in 15 minutes.
Raleigh, NC (1976)
Last of 28 straight days without measurable rain.
Bay of Bengal cyclone strikes near Chittagong; a 20-foot storm surge killed nearly 200,000 people and caused $1.4 billion in damages.