TODAY | February 07, 2013
>> is keeping an eye on this very powerful storm as it bears down on the northeast. al, what can you tell us?
>> we're looking at a classic nor'easter, as it comes across the northern part of the system, we have winter weather advisories, storm warnings , winter storm watches and blizzard watches for parts of new england. heres what's going on. we have these two systems. plus we're going to be looking at stormy seas, gale warnings and hurricane wind watches, wind 75 miles an hour. that will cause coastal flooding. two systems. here we government one to the south, a lot of activity. severe weather through the southeast. a lot of cold air drawn from this system, this clipper coming across. energy is transferred to the system offshore and continues to push off. these lines of isobars, lines of pressure, that's why they are packed so tight. that's where the strong winds are going to be and the heaviest snow is going to be. here is what we're expecting. anywhere from about 6 to 9 inches from michigan all the way into new york state and central new jersey. right along the line, new york city and long island, 9 to 12 inches . but look at this, manchester, portland, boston, providence, just to the east of hartford, we're talking about 24 plus inches of snow. this is going to be a monster storm, over 10 million people affected by this. where does it fall? look at some of the top five boston snowfalls, february 6th through 7th, 1978 , 27.1 inches, it's gunning for that. we'll have more on this in a little bit. savannah.