have billy hogan this morning. and you have been doing this for 12 years. >> yeah, 12 years doing this. it's a great event. you get out here and there are 500,000 of your closest friends screaming and yelling and asking for beads. the rough riders, there will be over 500 of us on saturday. and we're always looking to give beads, particularly to little kids. gave away a lot last weekend for the children's parade. to celebrating tampa. >> reporter: thank you so much. and we have all this information about the events and where you can find parking and get around some of the closed roads on our website, just go to wfla.com. back to you. >> all right. >> going to be a good time as always. >> folks can't wait. >> and remember the best seat in the house for the parade of pirates is in your home. you can watch it live on news channel 8. jen leigh and josh benson are the host. and jenn holloway will be our pirate on the street. >>> the time right now is 4:08. pirates and all the folks heading out. >> yeah, i think gasparilla is going to be a nice day. a high temperature around 68 degrees.
including the rough riders. and billy hogan, you have been doing this for a number of years and you participate in the parade. >> i have been doing it personally for 12 years and saturday we are looking forward to having most of us out here. there will be over 500 of us, six vehicles and four floats and a couple jeeps and looking forward to having a party with a half million of our closest friends screaming for beads. >> reporter: this one lights up which is so cool. and you guys have all your beads out here as well. of course, there's a lot to do. we have all the information on our website, wfla.com. and including the road closures so you can figure out how the to get down here. you won't want to miss that. last year. can i put those back on? >> you can recycle. >> i should earn some new ones. >> he's got a bead catcher. and of course remember the best seat in the house for the parade is right in your home. you can watch live right here on news channel 8. jen leigh and josh benson are the hosts and jenn holloway will be our pirate reporter on the street. our coverage starts at 2:30
. governor larry hogan. we will update that information, have it at wjla.com for you. the piano man is coming to nats park. billy joel will play at nats park on saturday, july 30. january 29.n sale a news conference scheduled this morning was canceled. the announcement was made via social media. let's get a check on the forecast with doug. doug: i am on my way. here is what we have. alex, you will have to click this. this is a blizzard warning. that was our lead headline. it has been upgraded to a blizzard warning. is expected to begin in the late afternoon. it will accelerate and accumulate. the wind speed will increase around the area. that will be the deal through the night and through the day on saturday and saturday night. we arel accumulations, talking many areas getting close to two feet of snow. 12 to 22 inches of snow i navy metro area. and lesserations amounts farther south and east towards the shore. that will be a mixture of sleet and snow. highest wind. the wind gusts of 60 miles per hour. in the immediate metro area, wind is going to gusts to 50 miles per hour. reducing visibili
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