Thunderstorms, some severe, late this afternoon through late tonight; storms can bring downpours, large hail and damaging winds
Ahead of a sweep of October-like air, heavy, damaging thunderstorms will march across the midwestern United States on Thursday afternoon and night.
A former tropical depression will bring needed rainfall, but also a flood risk to the southwestern United States and southern High Plains into Friday.
Forecasters are calling for an excellent fall foliage season in parts of the Northeast this year, thanks to ideal weather conditions over the summer.
This season's first bout of fall-like weather is on the horizon for the Midwest, where drier, cooler and sunnier weather is expected to move in by the end of the week.