Dangerous storms to hit plains and southern states while record-breaking cold persists in Northeast

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The Plains and South were gearing up for dangerous storms Sunday, while winter-weary people in parts of the Northeast were dealing with a bout of record-breaking low temperatures.

Thunderstorms bringing hail and gusty winds are expected in northwest Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri on Sunday, according to Weather.com. The storms could also spawn isolated tornadoes.

Heavy rainfall will also create dangerous conditions in the southern Plains and Deep South through Monday, according to the National Weather Service, which anticipate 2 inches of rain in these areas. The Lower Mississippi Valley will be threatened the most as the region has been hit with an inordinate amount of rain since March, according to Weather.com.

ON Monday, Texas, western Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas will be dealing with high winds, heavy rain and possible hail, said Roy Lucksinger, The Weather Channel's principal meteorologist.

The early spring storms are typical in these areas.

What isn't typical is the brutal cold that has blanketed the Northeast in early-April with little promise of letting up.

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Dangerous storms to hit plains and southern states while record-breaking cold persists in Northeast
WAVERLY, VA - FEBRUARY 25 The remains of a home lie in the path of destruction from a tornado that barreled through the small community of Waverly,the day before on February 25, 2016 in Waverly, Virginia. Virginia's Governor McAuliffe declared a state of emergency after a storm system spawned tornados that killed four people on February 24, and the Virginia National Guard expects to have more than 50 soldiers on duty to help emergency response. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
WAVERLY, VA - FEBRUARY 25: Paul Logan, 21, talks about the tornado that barreled through the small community of Waverly, VA the day before on February 25, 2016 in Waverly, Virginia. Logan said it sounded like a bomb exploded in the front of his home during the storm. Virginia's Governor McAuliffe declared a state of emergency after a storm system spawned tornados that killed four people on February 24, and the Virginia National Guard expects to have more than 50 soldiers on duty to help emergency response. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
WAVERLY, VA - FEBRUARY 25 The remains of a home lie in the path of destruction from a tornado that barreled through the small community of Waverly,the day before on February 25, 2016 in Waverly, Virginia. Virginia's Governor McAuliffe declared a state of emergency after a storm system spawned tornados that killed four people on February 24, and the Virginia National Guard expects to have more than 50 soldiers on duty to help emergency response. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
WAVERLY, VA - FEBRUARY 25: A tree lays on a house a day after a tornado barreled through the small community of Waverly, on February 25, 2016 in Waverly, Virginia. Virginia's Governor McAuliffe declared a state of emergency after a storm system spawned tornados that killed four people on February 24, and the Virginia National Guard expects to have more than 50 soldiers on duty to help emergency response. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
WAVERLY, VA - FEBRUARY 25 Sussex, County deputy, Larry Anthony, right, and Investigator, Eddie Oburn look over the remains of a home where two men and a child were killed when a tornado barreled through the small community of Waverlym the day before on February 25, 2016 in Waverly, Virginia. Virginia's Governor McAuliffe declared a state of emergency after a storm system spawned tornados that killed four people on February 24, and the Virginia National Guard expects to have more than 50 soldiers on duty to help emergency response. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
WAVERLY, VA - FEBRUARY 25: Sussex, County deputy, Larry Anthony, (C) and Investigator, Eddie Oburn, (L), look over the remains of a home where two men and a child were killed when a tornado barreled through the small community of Waverly on February 25, 2016 in Waverly, Virginia. Virginia's Governor McAuliffe declared a state of emergency after a storm system spawned tornados that killed four people on February 24, and the Virginia National Guard expects to have more than 50 soldiers on duty to help emergency response. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
WAVERLY, VA - FEBRUARY 25: The remains of the house that held 3 victims, two men and a child, when a tornado tore through the structure are seen February 25, 2016 in Waverly, Virginia. Virginia's Governor McAuliffe declared a state of emergency after a storm system spawned tornados that killed four people on February 24, and the Virginia National Guard expects to have more than 50 soldiers on duty to help emergency response. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
WAVERLY, VIRGINIA Ã FEBRUARY 25, 2016: Sussex, County deputy, Larry Anthony, left, and Investigator, Eddie Oburn look over the remains of a home where two men and a child were killed when a tornado barreled through the small community of Waverly the day before February 25, 2016 in Waverly, Virginia. Virginia's Governor McAuliffe declared a state of emergency after a storm system spawned tornados that killed four people on February 24, and the Virginia National Guard expects to have more than 50 soldiers on duty to help emergency response. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
WAVERLY, VA - FEBRUARY 25: The remains of the house that held 3 victims, two men and a child, when a tornado tore through the structure are seen February 25, 2016 in Waverly, Virginia. Virginia's Governor McAuliffe declared a state of emergency after a storm system spawned tornados that killed four people on February 24, and the Virginia National Guard expects to have more than 50 soldiers on duty to help emergency response. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
WAVERLY, VIRGINIA Ã FEBRUARY 25, 2016: Sussex, County Investigator, Eddie Oburn walks past a truck that was crushed by a tree during a storm the day before February 25, 2016 in Waverly, Virginia. Virginia's Governor McAuliffe declared a state of emergency after a storm system spawned tornados that killed four people on February 24, and the Virginia National Guard expects to have more than 50 soldiers on duty to help emergency response. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
Timothy Williams looks over a car in front of his destroyed mobile home as he walks through debris left by a deadly storm that swept through Waverly, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Williams was in the car that he is standing next to when a storm swept through the area. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Laundromat manager Brad Poindexter, of Danville, Va., jumps over bricks at his damaged business after a deadly storm that swept through Waverly, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Laundromat manager Brad Poindexter, of Danville, Va., walks over bricks at his damaged business after a deadly storm that swept through Waverly, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Spectators walk through debris left by a deadly storm that swept through Waverly, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Spectators look over debris left in the downtown area left by a deadly storm that swept through Waverly, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Rahim Logan, left, and Antoinette Bendrick clear debris from driveway in front of their damaged home after a deadly storm that swept through Waverly, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Stairs and a destroyed foundation is all that is left from a mobile home that was carried across a highway by a deadly storm that swept through Waverly, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
An overturned car rest on a highway next to the foundation of a mobile home that was throw across the highway by a deadly storm that swept through Waverly, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Timothy Williams talks on a phone in front of his destroyed mobile home as he walks though debris left by a deadly storm that swept through Waverly, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Williams said he was in the car that he is standing next to when a storm swept through the area. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Timothy Williams talks on a phone in front of his destroyed mobile home as he walks though debris left by a deadly storm that swept through Waverly, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Williams said he was in the car that he is standing next to when a storm swept through the area. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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Temperatures in the east will remain below normal on Sunday night, with some areas seeing below freezing temperatures, according to the National Weather Service.

Parts of Pennsylvania and Bluefield, West Virginia, set or matched record low temperatures Sunday morning. People in Dubois, Pennsylvania, woke up to 12 degree temperatures, according to Weather.com.

The weekend cold ushered in springtime snow in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New Jersey Saturday, but it will largely melt away come Monday as temperatures get closer to normal in the 40s and 50s on Sunday. But temperatures in this region and in the Plains and Upper Midwest could fall again beginning Monday.

A significant, long-lasting warm-up in the east isn't expected until next weekend, according to Weather.com.

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