Nightly News | May 27, 2012
>> storm about to make landfall down south, we're joined by weather channel meteorologist jim cantore . jim, how is it looking out there?
>> reporter: well, lester, after we talked to you this morning, we had a nuisance tropical storm , now you've got something that's potentially a game changer and intensifying to be close to a hurricane, believe it or not. we have a whole new set of problems to expect. dark and ominous skies behind me. that means the storm is coming in. right around midnight we expect landfall. the center of this thing, about 100 miles offshore right now. so it's coming in fast and furious . the weather will, too. we're talking about power outages, very heavy rain in through here. anybody that didn't tie down their boats now have to be racing to do that, as these winds have notched up to 65. they could be 70 or even farther ahead as we go to the next advisory. we've had record highs, about 27 right now. only one degree from the all-time high at indianapolis 500 . all this warm weather, everybody wants to get in the water, and that's been very difficult to do. more than 100 people pulled from the waters over the last 24 hours because of the rip currents here. looking more like july 4th weekend, lester, than memorial day weekend .
>> we can see that surf behind you. and certainly behind the wind across your mike. jim cantore , thanks.