A severe thunderstorm outbreak is likely over the central Unites States next week with the risk of damaging storms on multiple days in parts of the Plains and Mississippi Valley.
While a pleasant end to the week is in store, the southeastern United States will first have to contend with locally strong thunderstorms into Thursday night.
The end of April marks the anniversary of the 2011 Super Outbreak, one of the most devastating and deadly tornado outbreaks in the history of the United States.
A change in the weather pattern is likely to trigger one or more rounds of severe weather, including tornadoes, over the central United States next week.
Old Man Winter's reluctance to "give it up" is largely responsible for the lack of tornadoes counted across part of Tornado Alley so far this year.
Rain dripped through subway platforms, flooded underpasses and led to flight cancellations after a potent storm hit New York City over the weekend and early this week.