• WEATHER ALERT Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Photos of Robin Roberts

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">FILE - This Aug. 20, 2012 file photo released by ABC shows co-host Robin Roberts during a broadcast of &#34;Good Morning America,&#34; in New York. Roberts has said goodbye to &#34;Good Morning America,&#34; but only for a while. The &#34;GMA&#34; anchor made her final appearance Thursday, Aug. 30, before going on medical leave for a bone marrow transplant. Roberts&#39; departure was first planned for Friday, but she chose to exit a day early to visit her ailing mother in Mississippi. In July she first disclosed that she has MDS, a blood and bone marrow disease. She will be hospitalized next week to prepare for the transplant. The donor will be her older sister, Sally-Ann Roberts, who was on hand for Thursday&#39;s emotional send-off. &#40;AP Photo&#47;ABC, Donna Svennevik, file&#41; (AP Photo&#47; Donna Svennevik)</span></div>
August 31, 2012 8:58:56 AM PDT