The NWS is forecasting a widespread severe weather outbreak from the Midwest to the Appalachians.
Violent weather in the Plains and Midwest ranged from tornadoes, intense drought and life-threatening flooding.
Frequent and intense weather events in the U.S. cited in climate studies carry a heavy price tag.
Drought divides the U.S. into two distinct parts. In the West, a long, hot and dry summer is ahead.
Recent shifts from flood to drought and back to flood may be a sign of what's to come due in part to global warming.
Major storm brings drought relief to the High Plains after over a year of drought, but abnormally dry conditions linger.
An April blizzard is forecast to dump more than a foot of snow in some areas, while igniting severe thunderstorms.
Toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie could come more often and be more intense in coming decades.