The threat of severe weather which has stretched from the Central Plains to the East Coast in the last few days will subside and give way to showers for the majority of the Eastern half of the U.S.
A single severe weather threat will remain in place on Thursday with the Dakotas and Minnesota likely to receive substantial rain without the threat of tornadoes reaching a tipping point.
By Friday, attention should begin to turn to the Southwest where the drought-affected desert states should receive their first rain for a number of weeks as temperatures dip to start the Father's Day weekend.
Thursday should start with a series of showers making their way through the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region of the Eastern half of the nation which could switch to thunderstorms as the afternoon arrives.
The Weather Channel reports Atlanta, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina will hover around 90 for a daytime high with storms pushing in over the course of the afternoon and evening.
Showers will extend across the length of the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas where San Antonio will see a daytime high of 95.
Showers could also arrive in the desert areas of the Southwest with New Mexico and the eastern edges of Arizona expecting a few showers over the course of Thursday afternoon.
By Friday these showers could expand and reach much of the state of Arizona where Phoenix will see its first day with a high under 100 as the high will hit just 92.
Showers will push further North as Friday progresses to bring much-needed rain to portions of Colorado and Utah.
Returning to Thursday, the threat of severe weather will remain in place over the Northern Plains and Midwest with North Dakota and Minnesota expecting the brunt of powerful storms but little chances of tornado formation; the northern edges of South Dakota could also fall under severe storm warnings as the afternoon progresses.
Minneapolis, Minnesota is expecting a high of 83 with rain and storms dominating Thursday afternoon and evening. Showers will also be possible in the Northeast, where Boston will see a high of 78 on a day of unsettled cloud, sunshine, and showers.
By Friday, the Southeast corner of the U.S. will once again brace for more showers and storms as the wet start to the Summer continues in the buildup to Father's Day weekend.
Birmingham, Alabama will see storms and a high of 91 while the Gulf Coast will once again see showers throughout the day with Panama City hitting a high of 85 under cloudy skies.