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.
Travel hazards, delays and disruptions associated with rain, ice and snow will continue over the Central states through the balance of the Thanksgiving weekend.
Following a mild Thanksgiving and Black Friday, noticeably cooler air will return to the Northeast this weekend.
Sandra remains on track to make landfall in northern Mexico on Saturday, but it will be much weaker than its current major hurricane status.
The current reprieve from heavy rain across southern India will not last long with the threat for flooding downpours set to return for the final days of November.
A major Thanksgiving Day storm threatens to ruin holiday events across the Central states with flooding rain, snow, a glaze of ice and fog.
Several days of heavy rain will bring the potential to cause flooding from the southern Plains to the middle Mississippi Valley into early next week.
Thanksgiving Weekend blizzard begins. A total of 21.5 inches of snow in Denver (26th-27th). Zero visibility at Limen, Co, for 24 consecutive hours.
New England (1888)
Hurricane passed inside Nantucket over Cape Cod. Later crossed Nova Scotia Block Island- 84 mph wind gust.
North Dakota (1896)
Thanksgiving Day Blizzard. "Wind Velocity and snowfall never equalled before."