Storm system Hermine spun away from the U.S. East Coast on Sunday, removing the threat of heavy rain but maintaining enough power to churn dangerous waves and currents and keep beaches off-limits to disappointed swimmers and surfers during the holiday weekend. The National Weather Service said a tropical storm warning remains in effect for New Jersey and Delaware, including Rehoboth Beach, which could experience wind gusts of up to 50 mph and life-threatening storm surges during high tide late Sunday and into Monday.
A "large and extremely dangerous tornado" has caused serious structure damage near the towns of Aliceville and Carrollton in Alabama, forecasters and witnesses say. Tornado warnings for those areas have now been canceled. (more)
Several U.S. east coast cities are still struggling to return to normal on Monday following Winter Storm Jonas, a massive weekend blizzard that dropped about two feet of snow on cities including New York and Washington, D.C. At least 20 people have died from storm-related incidents with deaths reported in states stretching from Arkansas to New York.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, who are returning to the United States after a trip to Europe, are diverting to comfortable temperatures in Florida to wait for the weather in Washington to improve. (more)