A mid-April storm stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes dumps two feet of snow on parts of the Upper Midwest before plowing toward the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.
Heavy snow blankets the region, and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses from Pennsylvania to New England lose electricity.
A heat wave that has seen weather services predict temperatures in excess of 105 degrees Fahrenheit in some Northeastern and Midwest states was predicted to abate, at least briefly, via severe thunderstorms in some regions over the weekend.
A huge winter storm has savaged America's populous Northeast, leading to flight cancellations, declarations of emergency in six states, power outages affecting more than 650,000 people and at least seven deaths.
More than 1,800 flights have been canceled in anticipation of a ferocious winter storm that's expected to pound the Northeast beginning Friday.
It will be very hard for Republicans to take the House if they don't break the Democrats' power in the Northeast -- and they still have to prove they can do that.