Severe storms and flash flooding will threaten the Mississippi Valley into Saturday evening.
A late-April snowstorm dumped over a foot of heavy, wet snow across parts of Colorado on Thursday into Friday, boosting snowpack for an extended ski season at local resorts.
Expanding rainfall will bring good news for unusually dry portions of the northeastern United States into the start of May.
Heavy thunderstorms, a few of which will become severe and trigger flash flooding, will target the middle and lower Mississippi Valley into Saturday evening.
Residents of the southeastern United States may feel like the calendar has flipped ahead to Memorial Day weekend with warm and muggy weather in place for the start of May.
Those traveling during the end of the bank holiday weekend across the United Kingdom will face bouts of rain and increasingly gusty winds.
The seven-story building, which housed more than 125 single units, collapsed around 9:15 p.m. local time (2:15 p.m. Friday), officials said.
One of the largest severe weather outbreak so far this year occurred this week as powerful winds, large hail and heavy rains pummeled the Plains and parts of the Ohio Valley over the course of several days.
May Day festivities across northern Germany will have dry and milder weather while rain threatens to dampen areas farther to the south.
NASA's Kepler spacecraft, which launched in 2009, had a mission to find other worlds akin to Earth, and new NASA initiatives will continue that search.
Highs may approach record levels by early next week with temperatures in the low 80s F.
Alta, UT (1991)
Record April snowfall of 136.2 inches beats the 136 inches set during 1963 and again in 1974. Season total was 580.1"; normal is 486.1".
Franklin County, PA (1994)
Gusty winds knocked a power line into a metal fence, illuminating it like the inside of a toaster. 15 cows near the fence were electrocuted.
New Jersey (1857)
Very late spring. The Sussex Register reported "not a blossom [has] unfolded at [the] end of April."