Nightly News | February 29, 2012
>> of our team on the road covering this story tonight. he's also in harrisburg. al, i mentioned at the top, this is a real component here. you go toe bed at 11:00 in late february in this part of the world, among the things you're thinking of, tornados isn't one of them.
>> reporter: that's absolutely right, brian. this thing happened 4:52 central time in the morning. we are standing in front of what was a millie mall that went up two years ago. it has been flattened. since 1950 , there have been 15 leap year days, this is the worst one since 1952 . the danger is not over yet. we have a potent brew going on right now, as a cold front makes its way to the east. we have currently tornado watches in effect until 10:00 a.m . eastern time , stretching from northern mississippi all the way up to just south of cleveland, and as par east as roanoke, virginia. we are not out of the woods yet for this area we've got a very, very rough area coming in. warm air coming up from the south. cold air from up north. so now we have friday on into friday night, including this area, a risk for strong storms including tornados again. so it is going to be a very rough nervous 72 hours for folks in this renal-on. brian?
>> al roker , part of our team tonight. thanks.