- The storm could lead to travel troubles for millions of people as they head out over Thanksgiving weekend.
- “This storm could bring a lot of rain to the Interstate-95 corridor.”
- We may be looking at a giant mess and a real key in traveling on vacation.
Meteorologists warn of a potentially disruptive storm early next week for parts of the central and eastern United States. While forecast details are still being worked out, the storm could lead to travel difficulties for millions of people as they head out over Thanksgiving weekend.
“We might be looking at a big mess and a real wrench in holiday travel,” AccuWeather Chief meteorologist Jon Porter said. According to AAA, Thanksgiving travel is expected to reach near-pandemic levels this year.
NS National Weather Service “This storm remains a prominent weather focal point due to its timing right before Thanksgiving, but it will likely still take some time to work out the details,” said the report.
Various scenarios are still playing with the storm; One forecast showed heavy snowfall in parts of Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and northern Michigan.
Under this scenario, the displacement of snow bands due to the lake effect and snowfall is likely to open up and could bring localized heavy accumulation from northern Indiana and Michigan to parts of Ohio and West Virginia. , Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York state Monday through Wednesday, AccuWeather said.
In another scenario forecasters say is likely, the storm will progress more slowly over the Midwest from Sunday to Monday. A spinoff storm could then form rapidly along the mid-Atlantic coast on Monday before it moves northward into the Northeast states on Tuesday.
Regardless of the specifics of the storm, it is not forecast to bring snow to major cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, although it could bring plenty of rain.
AccuWeather’s long-range meteorologist Paul Pastelok said: “This storm could bring a lot of rain to the Interstate 95 corridor, adding that flooding on streets and highways could cause disruption delay in moving for the driver.
Forecasters warned howling winds would also accompany the storm, potentially disrupting air travel in key hubs.
CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said: “Even with the storm moving on Wednesday, airlines may still have to deal with significant advance cancellations due to aircraft and crew members. The group went to the wrong place.” “This storm has a really bad time.”