Nightly News | July 26, 2012
>>> weather is making news tonight. a rough and active line of deeply embedded severe storms moving across the country this evening stretching from oklahoma all the way up through new england . a total of 36 million americans are in the path of these storms tonight. tornado watches and warnings posted now throughout the northeast and reports of a tornado this evening in elmira, new york . weather channel meteorologist eric fisher is in the path of this weather in white plains, new york . eric, good evening.
>> reporter: good evening, brian. we spent most of the day under the sunshine. clouds have overspread though and that severe weather is not very far behind . a line of severe storms has been racing across pennsylvania, new york , and ohio at up to 60 miles per hour knocking down trees and well over 100,000 customers already without power. right now that number expected to go up. take a look at the severe threat area. new england down across the ohio valley all the way to oklahoma a large swath of folks will see damaging wind gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour. the chance for tornadoes which is highest here in new york state. also into western sections of new england and of course the large hail, torrential rain that goes along with the big, severe weather outbreak should be one of the largest we've seen so far this year. of course when you have that many storms on the map you've got big delays and for a lot of the northeast airports those delays are mounting. brian, i think those folks are probably going to be there for a while.
>> eric fisher watching the skies in the northern suburbs of new york city tonight. eric,