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Mar 12, 2014; 5:09 PM ET Expect showers late Friday night
This late-winter storm has cut power to more than 100,000 from Illinois to the mid-Atlantic, with more expected as it continues in northern New England.
A spike in severe thunderstorms, capable of producing tornadoes, will follow a slow start to severe weather season in 2014.
The total count of tornadoes nationwide at the end of this year is challenging to predict, but some similarities to last year's severe weather season are likely in 2014.
Damaging thunderstorms will threaten North Carolina to southeastern Pennsylvania on Wednesday.