Nightly News | February 24, 2011
>>> florida, but behind it to the west, the long tail of a storm system, whipping across the mississippi valley , carrying some big, bad embedded weather along with it. so much so the weather channel has troops deployed in advance to cover it. meteorologist jim cantore among them. he's in downtown memphis tonight. jim, good evening.
>> reporter: good evening, brian. only four tornados in the month of february for the memphis area. let's hope tonight is not the fifth. but this is a far-reaching storm that's going to affect a lot of people through the day on friday. look at this, snow from kansas city up through cleveland into northern new england . heavy rain and wind will spread all the way to the east coast with high wind warnings even out for new york city as we're expecting gusts to about 50 miles an hour tomorrow. you know what that's going to do to the airports. then the atmosphere, brian, will reload as we get in towards sunday in this same area across the midsouth. it will once again be threatened with severe weather . the story not totally written yet, we'll find out by the end of the night. as they say, welcome to spring.
>> what an unbelievable season it's been already. jim, thanks.