A storm system with a long history of damaging weather will arrive in the Southeast today, still packed with enough energy to produce strong thunderstorms.
This time, Georgia and the Carolinas will be front and center for the threat of damaging winds and large hail come the afternoon and evening hours.
Fortunately, the threat for tornadoes appears to be markedly lower compared to the past few days. Still, that should not diminish the caution people should exercise if traveling and participating in outdoor activities late in the day.
The severe weather will be in association with a frontal boundary that is beginning to stall out over the South. The result will continue to be numerous showers and thunderstorms, thanks in part to a rich flow of moisture off the Gulf of Mexico.
Several inches of rain over a short period of time from thunderstorms will lead to some flooding from Louisiana into Mississippi and Alabama.
From central Georgia into South Carolina, including near Atlanta and Columbia, downpours will also be an issue, but storms along this corridor could turn damaging.
Wind gusts could top 50 mph in a few storms, while hail larger than quarter size will be capable of denting cars.
It should be stressed that a widespread outbreak of severe weather, similar to this past weekend, is not expected. Rather, a few storms will become capable of producing severe weather.
Though the threat for showers and storms will persist across the region into Wednesday, the severe weather threat with this storm will finally wane.
A system tracking over the Rocky Mountains will spread snow over the region and into the Plains through the remainder of the week.
While lacking across a large part of the United States on Christmas Day, arctic air is set to make a comeback during the final days of 2014.
Following a wet, mild Christmas Eve across much of the Northeast, a blustery Christmas Day is on the way.
A winter storm will impact the United Kingdom and central Europe for Boxing Day and the holiday weekend.
While many bowl games will be played in warmer locales this year, there are others that will face cold and potentially wintry conditions in the Midwest and Northeast.
Dangerously poor air quality will remain across northern India and Pakistan through late week.
Texarkana, TX (2000)
Ice storm shut down the area. Complete power failure in the city.
The Northeast (2002)
First snowstorm to affect the region on Christmas day, since 1978. 30 inches fell in Cooperdtown NY, 21" fell in Tobyhanna, PA and 19.5 inches fell in Albany NY.
Trenton, NJ (1776)
Washington crossed ice clogged Delaware, marched on Trenton in driving sleet/snow- storm. 24" had fallen in Virginia, but heavy snow belt veered seaward. British surprised, captured - all recrossed river.