The cold front that marched eastward across the country to start the weekend moves east of the Appalachians on Sunday bringing more gusty winds.
Saturday's storms produced wind gusts as high as 70 mph as well as spawning a few tornadoes.
After hitting the mountains, storms will weaken slightly, therefore lessening the threat for strong storms.
Despite the weakening storms, the slow front will bring substantial rainfall through Kentucky and Tennessee to the Gulf Coast.
However, with the clash of cold air with the abnormal warmth ahead of the front, higher wind gusts are still likely.
Winds could reach 60 mph in some places as the front passes across the Southeast. Some of these winds could be strong enough to cause damage, especially to tree limbs and power lines.
This front will keep moving eastward through late Sunday and bring showers to the coastlines on Monday. However, holiday travel on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day looks less hectic in the Southeast.
A developing tropical storm, moving just north of the large islands of the Caribbean, will take aim at the Bahamas and southern Florida into this weekend.
Regions dealing with Zika-carrying mosquitoes could have another threat to monitor as tropical activity picks up this season.
Following a tropical storm threat in the Bahamas and Florida into this weekend, an uptick in tropical systems will continue for the next six to eight weeks.
On the heels of deadly Typhoon Mindulle, Japan is bracing for another threat from Typhoon Lionrock next week.
A deadly earthquake struck central Italy at 3:36 a.m. local time on Wednesday with tremors felt as far away as the capital city of Rome.
Stargazers will want to dig out their binoculars and telescopes this weekend as Venus and Jupiter shine so close that they appear as one large, bright star in the evening sky.
Elizabeth, PA (1979)
A heavy thunderstorm at Elizabeth, PA, 20 miles SE of Pittsburgh, tore the roof off an apartment building and downed about 100 trees. Trees were also knocked over at McKeesport, PA.
Dearborn Co., IN (1864)
A railroad train on a Cincinnati to Chicago run lost a right of way meeting with a tornado. Accident occurred in Dearborn Co., SE IN, 15 miles from Laurenceburg at 5:45 PM. Train lifted off track - over 30 persons injured.
East Indies (1883)
Krakatoa volcano exploded - spectacular red sunsets over U.S. in November and December of that year.