Severe thunderstorms tracked across Iowa on Thursday afternoon with several tornadoes touching down across the state.
After several dry days, the weather will take a downhill turn as NASCAR drivers gear up for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 in Loudon, New Hampshire, on Sunday.
A change in the weather pattern will favor periodic bouts of wet and stormy conditions as well as unusually cool air at times for the Midwest for the duration of July.
A rainstorm moving up from the south will coincide with a shift in the jet stream and mark the beginning of an extended period of wet, humid conditions in the northeastern US that may last into August.
Drenching thunderstorms advanced into the northeastern United States Tuesday afternoon and evening, bringing reports of flash flooding throughout the region.
Showers and thunderstorms will congregate over the southeastern United States into the weekend, elevating the risk of flash flooding and outdoor disruptions.
Rounds of thunderstorms packing torrential rain and gusty winds will erupt along a temperature contrast zone across the Great Plains through the middle days of this week.
A lightning strike can result in a cardiac arrest and death, and the most lightning strikes occur during warm summer months when people are outside enjoying the weather.