Storms will move through Minneapolis this weekend and will result in roller coaster temperatures, after several days of warmth.
A stark contrast will be felt Saturday afternoon as the high temperature drops nearly 20 degrees to the mid-60s, which is about average for late September. The low will be near 50 degrees.
This drastic temperature change will occur following a cold front that will bring rain through the first half of the weekend.
Temperatures will rebound back into the mid-70s for the second half of the weekend on Sunday. Once again, sunshine will return to the Minneapolis area with temperatures remaining in the mid-70s through early next week.
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.
Amarillo, TX (1997)
6.4" of snow.
Newton, NJ (1874)
15" of snow (Sussex County).
New York City, NY (1875)
3" of snow -- latest snowfall of more than one inch in U.S. Weather Bureau history.