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.
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A dangerous multiple-day severe weather outbreak will begin this weekend over the South Central states and will include the potential for nighttime tornadoes in parts of Texas and Kansas.
A large storm will form over the eastern half of the nation next week and will bring a swath of unsettled conditions for days.
A slow-moving low pressure system will make residents of the Northwest reach for their raincoats and umbrellas each day through the remainder of the week.
Surviving a flight in the wheel well of a commercial aircraft is possible, but highly unlikely due to subzero temperatures and thinner air than what is found at the peak of Mount Everest.
With a growing demand among young adults to live in more connected, urban communities, it remains unclear if they will make the push toward a more environmentally sustainable future.
State College, PA (1996)
75 mph wind gust during a severe thunderstorm.
Rochester, NY (1885)
A high of 90 degrees.
Washington, DC (1960)
91 degrees to 47 degrees in six hours.