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.
Hawaii will escape the worst, but not all of Guillermo's impacts as the tropical storm passes north of the islands Wednesday through Thursday.
A line of violent thunderstorms tore across Massachusetts, including the Boston area, Tuesday afternoon.
The Northeast will catch a break from heat and humidity for the remainder of the week.
Typhoon Soudelor in the western Pacific Ocean will remain a powerful tropical cyclone this week eventually threatening Taiwan and eastern China.
An area of low pressure spinning off the coast of the Carolinas is attempting to obtain some tropical characteristics.
Two spectators were killed and at least another 32 people were injured Monday evening, as strong storms forced a circus tent to collapse in Lancaster, New Hampshire.
Dallas, TX (1980)
A high of 95 degrees, breaking the string of 42 consecutive days of 100 degrees or higher.
Casper, WY (1990)
A total of 0.84" of rain. The normal rainfall for all of August is 0.63".
Alexandria, VA (1992)
80 mph wind gust from a thunderstorm.