Transcript for Extreme Weather Coast to Coast for Christmas
No trouble for Santa getting around obviously but the extreme weather could cause problems for a lot of us. 100 million Americans heading out for the holidays and it is not going to be easy. Our team is standing by this morning. Take a look at the lines already at Chicago international airport. Before 6:00 A.M. Right there, already so crowded. We'll begin with the weather here and rob is out in times square. Not here. 70 degrees on Christmas eve. Yeah, we're going to blow the records right out of the water. No overcoat required even this morning across much of the east coast including New York City which seems like a good deal how this warm air amplifies through the holiday but has travel issues in the form of fog, flooding rains and spring-like severe weather. Fog, so thick in Arkansas that it triggered these two frightening chain reactions on interstate 49 close to the texas/louisiana border. Three trucks colliding in the northbound lane, one spilling glue all over the road. Directly across the highway, a ten-car pileup leaving at least three dead. Seven hospitalized. In California, wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour picking up and tossing at least seven tractor trailers. Many drivers pulling off the roads and waiting out the winds. It's crazy, man. It's like 80-mile-an-hour winds. Reporter: They're also responsible for toppingle over this gas station in the mojave desert. In Colorado drivers pulling off the road to put on chains as they cautiously creep across Loveland pass. In Utah, whiteout conditions dropping visibility. People opting to stay off the roads. Parts of the state getting 24 inches of snow in the past 24 hours. And three feet falling in lake tahoe, winter storm warning posted for. Of the intermountain west. We are looking for more know there but severe weather across the midsouth all the way from Shreveport to Cincinnati but Chicago to New Orleans you're in the realm as well, over 50 million at risk. Heavy rains across parts of the south, Atlanta through the Carolinas and Piedmont, flood watches posted through Christmas morning and this is all tapping into some record-breaking heat, tomorrow Christmas eve temperatures 20 to 30 degrees above average. We will blow these records right out of the water. No snow for Santa on the east coast. So if you love snow you got to go out west. Back to you. That's for sure. Lots of concern about the
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