The weekend will end on a drier note in Atlanta in the wake of the damaging thunderstorms that rolled through Saturday morning.
Downed trees were left in the wake of the violent thunderstorms with the most immediate reports coming from communities north of the city.
After thunderstorm winds downed trees onto a mobile home in Acworth, Ga., WSB-TV reports that a two-year-old was rushed to the hospital and firefighters worked to free a 14-year-old girl who had become trapped.
Following the passage of the severe weather, drier air will work into the Atlanta area for the second half of the weekend.
Sunday's weather will feature abundant sunshine, low humidity and mild highs in the upper 50s.
The return of some rain to Atlanta will come Monday afternoon and night, but it will take until Wednesday for the city to notice the brief arrival of colder air.
After rising to the 60-degree mark on Tuesday, temperatures will be held to near 45 degrees on Wednesday.
A high in the lower 50s is more common in Atlanta this time of year.
As the skies darken Monday night, stargazers will have the chance to witness the streaking glow of the Ursid Meteor Shower, which will radiate from near Polaris.
While prospects for a white Christmas are grim along the I-95 corridor, many communities from the Great Lakes to the Rockies should enjoy the desired snowy scene for the holiday.
The wet weather pattern across the Seattle area will continue through the week, creating poor travel conditions in the region ahead of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
People who are dreaming of a white Christmas across the interior Northwest may see their dreams come true this year as another storm impacts the region.
Several fast-moving storm systems will bring windy and wet weather to the British Isles and northern Europe.
A storm bearing strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the Northeast and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create ground and flight delays.
N. California & Oregon (1964)
Great warm surge and torrential rains on deep snow cover; record floods followed.
Perey, IL (1967)
An F2 tornado carried women and her baby 400 feet; they survived.
Wind gusts to 91 mph across the San Joaquin Valley - hundreds of cars and trucks buried by blowing dust.