Nightly News   |  February 01, 2011

Northeast braces for ice storm

NBC's Al Roker has the weather forecast for midweek as a massive winter storm moves east.

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>> had al roker out there somewhere in this snow. he is indeed also in chicago. good evening?

>> reporter: good evening, brian, this storm could break the record set back in 1967 of almost two feet of snow. take a look at the stretch of blizzard watches and warnings, winter storm advisories stretching all the way from illinois into the northeast and new england. here's the storm right now on radar, can you see it's a monster of a storm. to the south it's spawned some tornados, to the north of it, you can see the heavy snow. the track of the storm will bring it up through new england. and a secondary storm will form off the coast. that will generate even more winds, more snow and more freezing rain for the northeast. as far as snowfall accumulations, up to 26 inches here in boston, we're looking for 18 to 20 inches of snow through upstate new york , and on into parts of nurng. the other problem is, ice, we're looking at up to an inch of ice through a good portion of the midwest into the northeast. brian?

>> when it's all over, we'll talk about the history maker that this winter of 2010 - 2011 is turning out to be. al roker out in it, in chicago where it's going to be a long night of big snow.