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Memorial Day Weekend Weather: Tornadoes and Record Temperatures

It has been a very active week for severe storms and tornadoes, and more severe weather is forecast for Memorial Day weekend.

On Thursday, more than two dozen tornadoes were reported in Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

PHOTO: Images of the week Global Photo Gallery

Local residents hug in front of their home damaged by the tornado, Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in Greenfield, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Charlie Neibergall/AP

Thursday also brought damaging winds that downed trees and power lines in Maine, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.

On Friday, as people hit the roads and head to the airport for Memorial Day weekend, more severe weather is forecast from Austin, Texas, to Chicago.

Tornadoes, damaging winds, and hail are possible in Dallas, Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; St. Louis, Missouri; Indianapolis and Chicago.

PHOTO: Threat of severe weather for Friday.

Threat of severe weather for Friday.

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On Saturday, Kansas and Oklahoma could see strong tornadoes, strong wind gusts and large hail.

On Sunday, the cities at the center of the tornadoes will be St. Louis; Louisville, Kentucky; and Indianapolis.

PHOTO: Threat of severe weather for Saturday and Sunday.

Threat of severe weather for Saturday and Sunday.

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On Memorial Day, the Northeast will face heavy rain and thunderstorms. Flash flooding is possible along the Interstate 95 corridor, especially around Philadelphia and just west of New York City.

Record highs are also forecast this weekend for Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.

Monday could be the hottest Memorial Day on record for San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans and Miami.

The heat index (what the temperature feels like with humidity) could exceed 100 degrees.

PHOTO: Record heat during the holidays.

Record heat on vacation.

ABC News

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