Severe storms across mid-Atlantic, Northeast knock out power, injure 5: reports

Severe weather swept the mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Wednesday, knocking out power for thousands and reportedly injuring at least five people.  Images posted to social media showed fantastical-looking thunderstorms bearing down on Washington, D.C., with lightning bolts illuminating the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument. 

Temperatures are climbing in the South while parts of Northeast to see snow

Snow continued across the Great Lakes region into interior New England on Wednesday, as a clipper system sweeped across the regions.   Light snow is expected as the system moves into the Canadian maritime by Thursday.  Meanwhile, the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. will continue to see mild temperatures.   Expected high