Friday's storms will have the potential to generate hail in the morning, and hail plus wind and tornadoes later in the day. Flash flooding is also possible with torrential rain in spots. Much improved weather moves in for the weekend. Remember, never drive through floodwater - turn around, don't drown!
CAIRNS, Australia (AP) - The Australian conservationist and outdoorsman who made "Crikey" an international catchword, Steve Irwin, has been killed.
The man known as The Crocodile Hunter was fatally stung by a stingray today while making a documentary.
The 44-year-old Irwin was stung near the resort town of Port Douglas, more than 12-hundred miles north of Brisbane. A rescue helicopter rushed to the scene when members of Irwin's crew raised the alarm but it was too late to save his life.
Irwin's American-born wife, Terri, was in Tasmania with their two children when police say she was notified of his death.