A severe weather outbreak is closing out the first weekend of summer with damaging storms threatening parts of the central U.S.
Severe weather is expected to continue to pester the Plains for the next few days, threatening millions with flooding downpours, damaging winds, hail and even a few tornadoes.
The severe weather outbreak that began in the southern Plains on Sunday will gradually shift eastward into the south-central United States and Midwest early this week.
Thunderstorms are expected to drench a significant part of the southern United States through Saturday and will bring temporary relief to the ongoing June swelter.
Intense storms blasted parts of the central and eastern United States with enough rain to cause devastating flooding this week.
Rounds of heavy showers and thunderstorms caused destructive flash flooding around Pittsburgh on Wednesday evening.
Multiple days of torrential downpours have caused flash flooding and water rescues in southeastern Texas this week. The worst of the downpours are forecast to diminish on Thursday.