Powerful Winter Storm in the Southwest Expected to Head North

Giant nor'easter system is expected to hit the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, which could bring 6 inches of snow.
1:11 | 01/23/15

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And now to the powerful punch of winter weather hitting the southwest tonight. It's about to move up the coast and quickly. Just look at this. More than a foot of snow. That's the Texas panhandle you're looking out. Whiteout conditions on the roads. Cars spinning out. Just a horrific day on the highways there. And in New Mexico, you could actually hear it. That is a dose of thundersnow. And the whole system is on the move let's get to ginger zee. She's in Detroit for the auto show, but this nor'easter is moving quickly. Reporter: It is. And right now, it's in the gulf. Mostly rain. Anywhere from Houston to Louisiana. But through the overnight into Friday, it's going to go more like Alabama, Georgia. Strong storms through the Carolinas Friday night into early Saturday. It's when it gets to the northeast where it hits that cold air, encountering snow, ice, everything you don't want to see on our weekend. Some places, higher elevations could see six-plus, David. A mess right through the weekend. You're in the motor city, as I pointed out. And you are eyeing a system they're going to feel right there? Reporter: Yes, by Sunday, anywhere from Chicago to Detroit, going to experience something called Saskatchewan screamer. A fast-moving storm coming right through the great Lakes Sunday into Monday. All right, forewarned, ginger, thank you.

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