The once-quiet spring is now a distant memory for many across Plains and Midwest. Thursday will be no different from the previous several days. That is why all this severe weather seems to be non-stop right now for the Southern Plains.
When will it end for Texas and Oklahoma? Once again, treacherous thunderstorms could develop from mid-morning to late-afternoon near cities like Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas, as well as Altus and Lawton, Okla. At least quarter-sized hail, heavy downpours, and damaging winds are expected, including a couple of isolated tornadoes. The rest of the Southern Plains, however, will have mostly sunny skies and warm up to the low 90s; Texas could penetrate the 100s, so please stay hydrated throughout the day. There is also a slim chance of scattered -afternoon severe thunderstorms in the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, such as Raleigh, N.C., Virginia Beach, Va., Washington, D.C., and Springfield, Mass. Between a quarter and half an inch of rain is possible for places near New York City, Philadelphia, and Bethel, Vt. By the late afternoon, temperatures will rise to the upper-70s. Meanwhile, late- morning showers are possible for the Pacific Northwest and the western half of Montana, which could turn into thunderstorms by mid-afternoon Thursday. Areas around the Cascades will only get into the low 50s, while the Columbia Basin might reach the low 70s. Some showers and thunderstorms are possible for the Southeast. The most intense downpours could occur during the early to mid-morning timeframe near Greenville, S.Cc., and Atlanta, receiving up to an inch of rain. The Southwest, however, will be breezy and mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 90s. Likewise, the Inter-Mountain West will be sunny and breezy, but will only reach the mid-60s. California will be mostly sunny and in the 60s, while Los Angeles may receive some morning drizzle and fog, that will taper off by the mid-afternoon. Be sure to keep WeatherBug active to receive the latest weather in your neighborhood and get the latest updates anywhere on Twitter. What do you think of this story? Click here for comments or suggestions.