On the plaza

Scarlett saves the day! Johansson reads the weather on TODAY

Nov. 27, 2012 at 11:36 AM ET

What's happening in your neck of the woods? On the TODAY plaza, it was Scarlett Johansson filling in for Al Roker, whose weather-reading abilities were felled by laryngitis Tuesday.

It was a "lifelong dream," the actress said, to point at the map and talk about the snow developing in the Northeast and give Roker's famous catch-phrase. Watch her big debut above.

Later in the show, some more meteorological surrogates filled in, including "American Idol" star Phillip Phillips, comedian Finesse Mitchell and motivational speaker Tony Robbins. Watch the weatherguys here: