Daily showers and thunderstorms threaten to hinder cleanup efforts following a deadly earthquake that struck southwestern China.
The 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Benzilan, China, at 8:04 a.m. on Saturday local time (8:04 p.m. Friday EDT), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The earthquake was followed by three strong aftershocks, one with a magnitude of 5.1.
Xinhua News Agency reports that four people are dead and 10 others injured.
An estimated 9,200 local residents have been forced to relocate as the earthquake toppled 600 residential units and damaged 55,500 others.
The weather will not aid cleanup efforts as daily showers and thunderstorms are on tap through the next several days. Dangerous lightning and downpours are concerns with each thunderstorm.
The afternoon and evening hours should prove to be the most active times of the day.
Residents and cleanup crews should also notice an increase in the thunderstorm activity from Sunday to Monday.
Temperatures in Benzilan are expected to rise to around 26 degrees C (the upper 70s F) each of the next few days with lows near 16 degrees C (60 degrees F).
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It will feel like the calendar has been turned back to winter instead of moving ahead to May as disruptive snow continues to sweep across the central United States into Monday.
Severe thunderstorms capable of causing property damage and flooding will continue to target communities from the southeastern United States to the Ohio Valley into Sunday night.
The temperature roller coaster ride in the northeastern United States will continue on Monday, setting the stage for severe thunderstorms over a part of the region.
After a dry and mild dry across the country on Sunday, rain and cooler air will return by May Day.
Despite flooding rain from this weekend departing by Monday, rivers across the central United States will continue to rise and threaten homes and residents this week.
While the recent cold snap will be over, bouts of rain will persist and threaten to disrupt outdoor plans across the United Kingdom during the bank holiday.
Dangerous thunderstorms and flash flooding will continue to threaten lives and property across the central United States through Saturday night.
While a storm will douse outdoor plans and lead to flooding on some of the Hawaiian Islands, enough rain may fall to ease drought conditions into the start of May.