Yet another round of severe storms will batter the central U.S. Friday while an early taste of summer bakes the East Coast.
Central U.S.: Severe thunderstorms are forecast from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast. Large hail and and high winds are the main threats.Cities such as Indianapolis, Memphis, St. Louis, and Little Rock, are at risk of severe weather.
East Coast: Other than New England, most of the East will see unusually warm weather as temperatures soar well into the 80s and even 90s in some spots. New England will stay in the cool 50s and 60s with some showers.
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West: Most of the western half of the nation will be warm, clear and dry on Friday. The one exception will be the Northwest, where showers will pelt the coasts of Oregon and Washington and the northern Rockies. Some snow will whiten the higher elevations of the Rockies.
Weather history for May 9: In 1977, a late season snowstorm dumped heavy snow across portions of New England and New York State. In 1980, in Tampa, a tanker rammed a bridge during a blinding morning rush hour thunderstorm and fog, killing 35 people.
In 1992, while Fargo hit a record high temperature of 90 degrees, Melbourne, Fla., set a record low of 48 degrees. In 2011, Wichita, Kan., had a record high of 100 degrees.