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.
A disturbance will swing across the Midwest and fire a round of severe thunderstorms to end the weekend.
Hurricane Guillermo will continue its path towards Hawaii in the coming days bringing large swells and enhanced rainfall to the islands.
Cooler conditions will move into the Interior Northeast early this week, but the warmth will hold on a little longer along the Interstate-95 corridor.
After a very hot end to July, some relief is on the way this week for Seattle and other areas of the Northwest.
After months of below-normal rainfall, Santiago, Chile, could finally receive several days of rainfall this week.
One person is dead and multiple people are injured after a tent collapsed during a thunderstorm at a festival in suburban Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reports.
A total of 5.31" of rain.
New England (1975)
"Hot Saturday" 107 degrees in New Bedford and Chester, MA All-time hottest day - 104 degrees in Providence, RI (also all-time record for state) 100 degrees in Nantucket for the first time
Heat wave continues for the following: Abilene - 41 consecutive days of 98 degrees or higher, tied 1952 record. Dallas/Ft. Worth - 41st consecutive day of 100 degrees + El Paso - 51st consecutive day of 100 degrees +