msnbc | October 13, 2012
>>> your weekend weather. expect some brilliant sunshine here in new york city . which seems to contrast to this harbinger of winter. that's the 30 rock ice rink . it opened officially for the season just moments ago, everyone. i'd like to be out there but i'm going to stay here for awhile. weather channel meteorologist maria larosa is joining us with the forecast.
>> alex, good morning. we had a major storm system beginning to wrap up in through the central plains . you can see with the clouds and the showers and thunderstorms already beginning to develop. this is the area that will likely see severe weather throughout the day. and unfortunately, it does mean the potential for a few tornadoes. as the area of low pressure develops it's going to drag through a cold front and it's right in that area between the cold front and the warm front , western missouri, into oklahoma, into texas that we have the highest risk for those strong thunderstorms. the gusty winds, heavy rain , and isolated tornadoes. notice on the northern side, too, from madison to minneapolis, it's warm enough for rain. in fact we could see a few thunderstorms there, as well. just not going to be a cold system. as it continues to push off to the east, notice that area in yellow, that's the area highlighted for the potential risk of stronger thunderstorms tomorrow. so from the ohio valley , including cincinnati, down into memphis, there, too, a smaller risk of isolated tornadoes, but not zero. so we're going to keep a close eye on that. the rest of sunday's weather, still nice afternoon from the northeast to the southeast. temperatures there getting a little bit of a rebound after some chilly starts. and notice the west, too, the pacific northwest . places like seattle getting pretty active with more rain expected there, even on into monday and notice temperatures stake ago rebound, as well in the southwest, back up into the 90s for phoenix. alex, back to you.
>> thank you so much.