Blizzards, tornadoes, fires: Wild storm to deliver all sorts of extreme weather across nation this weekend Doyle Rice, USA TODAY

Heavy snow will be the big story in the north-central U.S., with some areas seeing an unusual April blizzard. Farther south, a three-day severe weather outbreak is forecast, where people all the way from eastern Texas to the Carolina coast will have to keep an eye on the sky for tornadoes and hail.

Drenching rain will also lead to flash flooding in some parts of the Southeast. The Southwest will endure more hot, dry winds, which will quickly spread any wildfires that start.

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