Nightly News | December 07, 2011
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: The weather is in the news tonight, specifically a big change heading right for a lot of folks in the eastern half of the nation. Tonight, NBC 's Janice Huff kind enough to join us here in studio with a look at what's in store. I got to say, 61 degrees in New York last night.
JANICE HUFF reporting: Mm-hmm.
WILLIAMS: Winter's got to arrive at some point.
HUFF: At some point. It's December already, and most of the snow has been out West so far. But this time the Eastern Seaboard 's going to see a bit, especially across interior areas of the Northeast . This is the same storm system that brought anywhere from two to three feet of snow over parts of New Mexico . They had snow, they had wind, and even some snow in parts of Tennessee and Alabama and Mississippi this morning. Huge plume of moisture that extends from the Southern states , up the Appalachians and into New England . It's mainly rain for the coastal cities, DC , Philadelphia , New York City , Boston . But back to the West , it has changed over to snow from parts of West Virginia , Pittsburgh and into interior sections of New York . And that's where you're going to see the heaviest snow amounts coming up. We've got a future cast preview to show you what we're expecting with our computer forecast models. By 11:00 tonight, that rain- snow line will be moving towards parts of northern New Jersey , the Catskills and Poconos , and into the Adirondacks and the Green and White mountains . Those areas, the higher elevations, will see the highest amounts, maybe up to a foot of snow. So the ski resorts will be happy. Rain will continue along the Eastern Seaboard . Boston gets rain in the morning. But then by 6 AM , it dries out for just about everybody except across the Great Lakes . There'll still be a little bit light snow left around 2:00 or so. In terms of amounts, there's that six to 12 inches over interior New York , the Green and White mountains . North of New York City , maybe one to three. New York City , Philadelphia , Boston , maybe a few flurries here and there. The ground's still very warm from all the temperatures the past few days.
WILLIAMS: So the folks in Arizona and Florida are chuckling, but it's got to get here sooner or later.
WILLIAMS: Janice , thanks.
WILLIAMS: Always a pleasure.
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