Nightly News | February 17, 2012
>>> so much of this country has been experiencing so much mild weather lately, you could be tempted to think winter never got here and may now be over, but a lot of americans are about to get a reminder. we are indeed in the month of february. our friend weather channel meteorologist jim cantore is with us tonight. what have you got cooked up for this weekend, jim?
>> it's going to be a wild ride for 48 hours starting tomorrow morning . let's show how this plays out and wonderful things we can do with models. you see the time up here. ask it to mimic out the atmosphere in time. things get going tomorrow. probably looking alt severe weather along the gulf coast . a lot of eyes on new orleans this week. that will be one of the areas we'll watch. we have to wait until sunday morning till the cold part of this system gets into play. that's when the snow will break out. a heavy wet snow, kentucky, west virginia , western virginia , including the nation's capital. it won't take much to double the seasonal total so far. we'll get that to virginia beach as we head into monday morning where we expect the system to be done at that time. severe weather , the possibility of tornadoes. we can have that with these kind of systems. we'll have probably several watches out tomorrow and tomorrow night to the south carolina coast. here is that snow, impacts interstates 64, 81 and 95 tomorrow evening through the nation's capital. by the time all is said and done, the nation's capital will double their one inch total thus far this year for winter. what a difference.
>> we'll watch for all of it. jim cantore , thank you very much for being with us.