Just days after an arctic blast broke low temperature records in the Southeast, this weekend started with severe thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes.
The violent thunderstorms did not wait for the heating of the day on Saturday to erupt, bearing down on the Atlanta area shortly after daybreak.
The thunderstorms left a trail of damage, mainly in the form of strong winds, from eastern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle to North Carolina.
Some of the trees downed by the thunderstorms in Alexander City, Ala., landed on homes. North of Atlanta near Woodstock, Ga., an emergency manager reported that two people became trapped after trees fell onto a mobile home.
Winds early Saturday afternoon gusted to 86 mph at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, N.C., while a funnel cloud was sighted to the west in the community of Bynum.
As many as 45,000 Duke Energy customers in North Carolina were without power late Saturday afternoon, the utility said on its website.
Weather-related flight delays occurred at Philadelphia International Airport.
Sunday will bring cooler weather along with lower humidity.
AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski contributed to the content of this story.
Snow and spotty ice will swing across parts of the central and northern Plains to the Upper Midwest as November ends and December begins.
After the brief shot of chilly air this past weekend, the month of December will start out mild across the Northeast.
December will begin with a roar across the Northwest as rounds of rain, mountain snow and even ice are in store this week.
The reprieve from heavy rain across southern India will not last with the threat for flooding downpours set to return for the final day of November.
Tens of thousands will gather in rainy and mild conditions at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, for the 83rd annual Christmas tree lighting.
Studies show that heart attacks increase in December and January each year.
Minneapolis, MN (1991)
A total of 46.9 inches of snow during November 1991 established a new all-time record for any month.
Buffalo, NY (2001)
The month was the mildest, most snow-free Novembers in history. There was not a flake of snow the entire month, which was the first time since records were kept.
Severe early cold with record November lows: Location Temperature Buffalo, NY 2 degrees New York City 7 degrees Boston -2 degrees Philadelphia 8 degrees (earliest ever below 10 degrees for city)