An outbreak of severe weather, including tornadoes, has erupted along the Gulf Coast and has already ruined Christmas Day for at least one family and community.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists are especially concerned for the potential for loss of life with this outbreak since people may be busy with holiday activity and miss vital warnings.
One man died south of Tomball, Texas, (near Houston) when strong winds downed a tree branch onto him. He was clearing another fallen tree branch.
North of this location, a tornado destroyed a building 13 miles southeast of Crockett, Texas. A bank lost a section of its roof.
Powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes have cleared southeastern Texas and will continue to march through Louisiana into western Mississippi through the rest of this Christmas Day.
The danger tonight will center on eastern Louisiana, the southern half of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and southeastern Tennessee before shifting to the Southeast coast on Wednesday.
Wilmington, N.C., Charleston, S.C., Savannah, Ga., and Jacksonville, Fla., are among the communities at risk on Wednesday.
The same storm set to trigger the impending severe weather outbreak will also spread a swath of significant snow from the southern Plains to the eastern Great Lakes and Northeast from Christmas Day to Thursday.
No injuries were reported after US Airways flight aborted takeoff Thursday at Philadelphia International Airport.
Millions of Irish and Irish-at-heart will gather for St. Patrick's Day celebrations across the United States.
Snow and wind causing dangerous travel and power outages has put some cities into the record books this winter.
A spike in severe thunderstorms, capable of producing tornadoes, will follow a slow start to severe weather season in 2014.
Another storm in a seemingly endless parade threatens to bring severe weather, snow and flooding from Texas to Maine.
Knowing when precipitation will stop and start allows for effective, last-minute decision making when weather impedes daily life schedules.
Central/Eastern U.S. (1993)
In the wake of the "Storm of the Century," record low temperatures were established from Texas to Illinois and Florida to New York state.
New England (1984)
Major snowstorm. A total of 37" near Rutland, VT; almost 2 feet at Portland, ME. 7" of sleet and snow at Hartford, CT. The storm killed 11 in the Midwest and East. Wind gusts to 101 mph at Somesville, ME.
Omaha, NE (1923)
16.4" of snow.