A powerful storm system brought a variety of severe weather to the Eastern Seaboard late on Tuesday, blasting highly populated areas with damaging winds and heavy rain.
Numerous trees were knocked down, thousands lost power for a time and some motorists became stranded in rising floodwaters.
More than 100 reports of strong winds or wind damage were received by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC), with most of the damage occurring between the I-81 and I-95 corridor from Virginia north to southern New England.
Trees were damaged or disrupted travel occurred across nearly a dozen states.
A roof was partially blown off a home in Palmyra, Va. Meanwhile farther north, a wind gust was clocked to 61 mph in Arlington County, Va.
In Chester, Pa., two firefighters were injured when a tree was knocked over by strong thunderstorm wind gusts late in the afternoon.
A garage sustained heavy damage from a falling tree in Deptford Twp., N.J.
Each blue dot represents a report of strong winds or wind damage. For more details, visit the SPC website.
Later in the evening, a large tree crashed onto a home in Manchester, Conn.
Flooding also proved to be a huge problem, as some areas recorded more than 5 inches of rain in just a few hours' time.
In York County, Pa., more than a dozen mobile homes were evacuated due to rising floodwaters.
Later in the evening, two lanes of I-95 were shut down for a time in southern Connecticut due to stranded motorists in floodwaters and a large downed tree.
While there was an enhanced risk for tornadoes throughout the day, there were no official touchdowns. However, there were unconfirmed reports of funnel clouds near Warsaw, N.C., and in Culpeper County, Va.
Fortunately for those who will have plenty of tree damage to clean up on Wednesday, high pressure building in from the west will ensure a cooler, drier day as sunshine returns.
Clouds and a gusty southerly breeze will be the rule across the Dallas-Fort Worth area to wrap up Christmas week as spotty showers move in for the weekend.
Following wet weather earlier this week, drier weather will return for the first part of the weekend before storms late in the weekend.
Mild weather will continue in Harrisburg this weekend but will be followed by seasonably cold air during the final days of 2014.
While temperatures will be well above average in Pittsburgh this weekend, colder air will arrive next week for the final days of 2014.
After a blustery and cold weather pattern earlier in the week, temperatures will rebound across the Detroit area and winds will die down for the weekend.
After a blustery, cold weather pattern earlier in the week, temperatures will rebound and winds will die down for the weekend.
St. Cloud, MN (1996)
Record low of -34 degrees; old record of -29 was set in 1914.
Corpus Christi, TX (2004)
24 degrees: this broke the old daily record low of 26 set in 1983.
East Coast (1909)
Severe coastal storm - record high tides in New England. Dover, DE had 24" snow. Philadelphia, PA had 21" snow.