Wednesday saw the movement of severe weather in the Northern Plains heading East with Thursday's forecast from The Weather Channel expecting the severe storms and possible tornadoes to hit the Upper Midwest.
The good news for much of the Southwest is the fact a band of monsoon-like rains is making its way into the desert states to provide some much-needed relief from the extreme heat and the long-standing drought conditions.
Storms and showers will once again batter parts of the Deep South and Southeast adding to the risk of flash flooding in areas affected by weeks of continuous rain.
Severe weather was a problem for many in the Northern Plains on Wednesday, with Thursday providing another day of heavy thunderstorms, strong winds, and possible tornadoes across the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest.
The Eastern edge of the border between Wyoming and South Dakota will be the starting point for the severe weather with Nebraska, Iowa, and Northern Michigan all facing an afternoon and evening of heavy thunderstorms.
Minneapolis, Minnesota is facing a Thursday filled with showers and thunderstorms as the daytime high hits 91 with showers forecast across the Northern and Central Plains where Denver, Colorado will see storms and a high of 91.
The drought-hit Southwest is looking to see some monsoon-like rains pushing into the region from Mexico and the Pacific Ocean.
Temperatures will fall a little in the Southwest with showers arriving in New Mexico, Arizona, and Southern California; Phoenix, Arizona will fail to reach triple-digits on Thursday with a high of 99 expected on Thursday.
In the Southeast, temperatures will remain in the low to mid-90s from Texas through the coastal regions of the Carolinas.
Showers and popup afternoon thunderstorms will once again remain a problem with flash flooding possible as more precipitation hits the saturated ground of the region.
Charleston, South Carolina can expect storms in the afternoon with a high of 94 as Atlanta, Georgia sees similar conditions with a high of 91.
Scattered showers will be the norm in Alabama and Mississippi with more focused rain hitting Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, and Southern Oklahoma as the afternoon progresses. New Orleans, Louisiana will see storms and a daytime high of 89 with Dallas, Texas reaching a high of 95 with clouds and only a small chance of rain arriving on Thursday.
Some of the best weather for those looking for sunshine and high temperatures will be found in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with Chicago, Illinois featuring highs of 91 as some clouds could be seen.
Clear skies will be seen in coastal regions as Washington D.C. hits a high of 86 and Burlington, Vermont reaches 86 under sunny skies.