Significant severe weather is likely across parts of the Midwest Monday and Monday night with damaging wind, large hail and tornadoes.
The area does include Joplin, Mo., however, we do not expect to see the large, damaging tornadoes that devastated Joplin last month.
Very hot and steamy air will once again be found across much of the South on Monday. Temperatures across Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas will flirt with the century mark. Very warm air will also spread well into the nation's heartland.
This hot and steamy air will surge north out of the Gulf of Mexico and will join with cool air advancing into the Plains behind a cold front. Where these two different air masses meet will be the battlefield were violent storms will develop.
People living in eastern Nebraska, Iowa, western and northern Missouri, eastern Kansas and Oklahoma are most likely to see strong and damaging storms. Northern and central parts of Illinois and Indiana could also get into the action.
The threat with these storms will be large hail, damaging wind and tornadoes. Flooding downpours will also be possible over an area which doesn't need the rain due to flooding along the Missouri River.
Areas with the greatest chance of being hit with tornadoes will be north of I-70 in northern Missouri, northeastern Kansas, Iowa and eastern Nebraska.
Tuesday, the bulk of the action will slide off to the east affecting the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley.
The weather threatens to interfere with search, rescue and cleanup operations in the wake of the major 7.8-magnitude earthquake that has killed more than 1,000 people with the death toll mounting.
Severe thunderstorms that developed over the South Central states on Friday afternoon have continued throughout the night and are now threatening the central Gulf Coast.
Rain has postponed Saturday night's NASCAR race at Richmond International Raceway. The race has been rescheduled for Sunday with the green flag set to fly at 1 p.m. EDT
A strong thunderstorm crossed Sydney, Australia, on Saturday, covering the ground with hail.
The 7.8-magnitude temblor hit at 11:56 a.m. local time Saturday with an epicenter 81 km (50 miles) northwest of Kathmandu, Nepal, the nation's capital, the United States Geological Survey reported. It was at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles).
Residents of Boston will want to keep their umbrellas handy through Monday.
Volcano Springs, CA (1898)
118 degrees -- highest in U.S. in April.
Mt. Pocono, PA (1983)
8" of snow fell overnight into the morning of the 25th.
Toronto, Ont (1990)
Thirty-three temperature difference at noon across the area. Downtown was 84, but on Toronto Island, just 12 miles away, it was only 51 degrees.