We begin overseas where we're seeing heavy flooding in Italy.
Officials say at least five people have been killed and over 5000 residents have been forced to be evacuated from their homes after extreme flooding and mudslides hit the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna.
This region actually was suffering a prolonged drought, but it's under red alert, that meaning it's the highest-level warning or state of emergency for life threatening weather events.
The situation is getting dire as more rain is expected.
A total of 600 firefighters have been deployed from all over the country to assist with evacuation efforts in the region after one of its rivers burst its banks.
Officials, they're advising residents there to take the utmost caution.
Formula One has even announced the cancellation of this weekend's Grand Prix event there because of heavy flooding in the region, citing safety concerns.
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni tweeted on Tuesday evening, extending her total sympathy to those affected by the flooding, adding that the government stands, "ready to intervene with the necessary aid."
CNN's Barbie Latza Nadeau has more for us from Italy.
Roads turn to rivers as rain many hoped would alleviate drought conditions.
Now a serious threat in the central Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. There are already victims. And rescuers are searching for the missing.
Hundreds of people were rescued from flooded homes, many brought to safety and rubber dinghies on flooded streets.
More than 5000 people are under evacuation.
According to the civil protection, the region had been undergoing severe drought.
In 2022, low rainfall and extreme heat depleted the river Po a crucial waterway for transport and irrigation.
A winter with very little snow did little to help.
And as bad as these floods are, they are only a drop in the bucket for what is needed to reverse the drought.
Earlier this month, a downpour swelled the Po by 5 feet.
This deluge of water will raise it even more, but it is still well below average.
Extreme weather events are threatening other Italian regions from Venice, where the MOSE floodgates have been raised to protect the city from high water, to Sicily, where heavy storms down trees and flooded homes.
Barbie Latza Nadeau, CNN, Rome.