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.
Compared to Thanksgiving Day in 2014, this Thanksgiving will be substantially warmer in the Northeast.
Hurricane Sandra, located hundreds of miles southwest of Mexico, is becoming better organized and will likely track northward through the rest of the week.
A couple days of drier weather is expected across southern India before downpours return and renew the threat of flooding this weekend.
An expanding area of snow, rain, wind and cold will hamper Thanksgiving travel in the West, while most areas east of the Rockies can expect no major weather-related problems during the early to middle part of this week.
A major Thanksgiving Day storm threatens to ruin holiday events across the Central states with flooding rain, snow, a glaze of ice and fog.
A powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck near the Peru-Brazil border region shortly before 6 p.m. local time Tuesday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said. A second 7.6 earthquake occurred about five minutes later.
A dozen tornadoes across these states.
Astoria, Or (1998)
5.56 inches of rain fell, setting a new all-time record. the previous rainfall record was 4.53 inches from January 9, 1966.
Great Appalachian Storm (24th-26th) developed greatest wind force, deepest snow, most severe early-season cold in history of the Northeast: 18.8 inches of snow at Akron, OH; Youngstown, OH, had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 20.7 inches and a maximum single storm total of 28.7 inches; Steubenville, OH, had a maximum single storm total of 36.3 inches; Pittsburgh, PA, had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 20.1 inches and a maximum single storm total of 27.7 inches; and Charleston, WV had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 15.1 inches and a maximum single storm total of 25.6 inches. At coastal stations such as Newark and Boston single-minute wind speeds in excess of 80 mph were registered. There was a 108 mph gust at Newark. Peak gusts of 110 were noticed at Concord, NH; 108 mph at Newark, NJ; and 100 mph at Hartford, CT. Atop Mt. Washington, a wind gust of 160 mph hit from the southeast early on the 26th. Central Park, in the heart of sheltered Manhattan Island, set an 80-year record of 70 mph.