Extreme Weather Leading Into the Holidays

A roller-coaster of cold is expected to strike before Christmas warmth.
1:07 | 12/17/15

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Now, to the extreme weather we're following tonight. That winter storm in the plains. A dangerous ride home on I-94, this is in Minnesota right here. And this car buried in snow in martin, South Dakota. And in Fargo, whiteout conditions. The roads nearly empty. It's that time of year. Tonight, that storm front on the move, bringing a blast of cold behind it. So, what are we in for for Christmas? Let's get right to ginger zee, tracking this all week long for us. Reporter: Hey there, David. Before we get to that Christmas warmth, which I will show you in just a bit, we've got a little roller coaster of cold before that. Winter weather advisories for the next couple of hours on the map there. The trailing cold front going to move through the northeast, all the way to Florida, bringing showers, a few imbedded thunderstorms through Thursday night and Friday. Then an injection of real December air. By Friday morning, the actual temperature in Minneapolis is 11. Chicago is 0. Even Dallas there was 38. Just slightly above freezing. Philadelphia at 32 by Saturday morning. Reality check for everyone. And then, we will ride this coaster back up, especially east of the rockies as we get into Christmas week, below Normal in the west. All right. Santa can fly through anything. Reporter: He sure can. Ginger, thank you. We turn to other news this

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