The weekend is starting with severe thunderstorms rolling through the Atlanta area.
The most violent thunderstorms on Saturday morning will remain capable of producing damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and blinding downpours.
Enough twisting motion is also present in the atmosphere for a tornado to touch down and cause additional damage.
Six miles west of Woodstock, Ga., which is located north of Atlanta, an emergency manager reports that two people have become trapped after thunderstorm winds downed trees onto a mobile home.
The severe weather threat will wane for Saturday afternoon with drier weather to return for Saturday night and Sunday.
Abundant sunshine and mild highs in the upper 50s will bring the weekend to an end.
Atlanta will have the return of rain come Monday afternoon and night. After a warm Tuesday, noticeably cooler air will filter back in for Wednesday.
This weekend will be one of the busiest travel weekends across the country as millions people head home from Christmas travels.
A system tracking over the Rocky Mountains will spread snow over the region and into the Plains through the remainder of the week.
Just in time for Boxing Day and the weekend, a winter storm is set to dive into the United Kingdom and central Europe with rain and disruptive snow.
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.
The air quality is expected to improve across India and Bangladesh next week, when a tropical threat looms.
New York City (1947)
Severe snowstorm 25.8" at Battery, 32" in suburbs. Traffic completely stopped - removal cost $8 million 27 died.
PA & NJ North to New England (1969)
6-36" of snow (Dec. 25-28). One of the heaviest in years in New York.
West Palm Beach, FL (1991)
3.07" of rain in one hour.