Tornadoes, heavy storms and flooding left a trail of damage across the Midwest over the weekend. In Oklahoma, two people were killed Saturday as a tornado ripped through a hotel and homes in the town of El Reno. Tens of thousands have been left without power after tornadoes hit near Dayton, Ohio, and parts of Indiana overnight Monday. Authorities warn that more severe weather would hit the region as the week progresses. Residents in Oklahoma and Arkansas are bracing for potentially devastating flooding of the Arkansas River.
Meanwhile in parts of the Southeast, temperatures hit record highs, topping 100 degrees in Georgia. The heat, which is about 15% higher than normal for this time of year, combined with low rainfall, has raised concern for possible wildfires in the region.