Buildings and cars were damaged and power lines brought down after twister touched down in Longview, Washington.
A noreaster moving up the East Coast triggered flash flooding, closed schools, washed out businesses and left 40,000 customers without power.
The National Weather Service said the tornado touched down in Cowlitz County as a windy weather system dumped heavy rain over Washington and Oregon.
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A powerful Nor'easter churns up massive waves, pounding the shoreline in Gloucester, Mass.
Heavy rain caused localized floods that closed schools in parts of Mass. Thursday, part of a Nor'easter that also cut power to tens of thousands.
More than 40,000 customers were left without power after a Noreaster slammed New Jersey, New York and New England with heavy rain and 50mph winds.
At least eight inches of rain drenched the West Palm Beach, Florida area, turning local roads into water hazards, and causing problems for at least one inside business as well.
Heavy rain and strong winds were set for coastal New Jersey and much of New England Wednesday and into Thursday, forecasters warned, with some gusts of up to 50 mph.