Nor'easter Leaves Thousands Without Power

This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at 12:45 a.m. EST shows a noreaster moving up the eastern seaboard.PlayWeather Underground/AP Photo
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About 25,000 customers in the Northeast remain without power today after a powerful nor'easter hit the East Coast.

The storm dumped more than 5 inches of rain in Essex County, Massachusetts. Wind gusts battered houses and ripped down trees in Scituate, Massachusetts, where 62 mph wind gusts were reported.

Waves splash against a seawall and onto houses along the Atlantic coast, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in Scituate, Mass. Steven Senne/AP Photo
Waves splash against a seawall and onto houses along the Atlantic coast, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in Scituate, Mass.

On the coast of New Jersey, washed out streets stranded cars and massive waves filled homes with water.

A woman is rescued from rising water after her Toyota Camry station wagon stalled out on West Fort Lee Rd as she approached the Hackensack River Tuesday morning, Dec. 9, 2014, in Bogota, N.J.Tariq Zehawi/Northjersey.com/AP Photo
A woman is rescued from rising water after her Toyota Camry station wagon stalled out on West Fort Lee Rd as she approached the Hackensack River Tuesday morning, Dec. 9, 2014, in Bogota, N.J.

In Killington, Vermont, 14 inches of snow fell Tuesday. More snowfall is forecast from central New York to Vermont and parts of Maine, where an additional 6 inches are possible.

Temperatures later today are forecast to fall to freezing or slightly below for many areas in the Northeast.

PHOTO: The West Coast is bracing for a storm that could potentially be the strongest it has faced in five years.ABC News
The West Coast is bracing for a storm that could potentially be the strongest it has faced in five years.

Out west, flood and wind advisories cover almost the entire coast from Seattle to Los Angeles.

The setup that fuels the storm, called an "Atmospheric River" or "Pineapple Express," is forecast to hit Seattle and northern California today, San Francisco tonight and Thursday, and Los Angeles on Friday.

The heaviest rain is forecast to fall through Friday from Seattle to Monterey, California, where some coastal mountain areas could receive up to a foot of rain.

The storm is potentially the strongest one for the West Coast since 2009.