Friday, July 31, 2015

Forecasters: Nor'easter could disrupt Thanksgiving travel

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The storm could bring strong winds and heavy rain to much of the Phiadelphia region, with snow possible, forecasters say. (www.weather.com)
The storm could bring strong winds and heavy rain to much of the Phiadelphia region, with snow possible, forecasters say. (www.weather.com)

Forecasters are warning of a potential nor'easter that threatens to cause havoc for Thanksgiving travelers.

The National Weather Service says a nor'easter is possible from late Tuesday through Thanksgiving day, with stormy weather most likely to hit in the mid-Atlantic from early Wednesday through early Thursday.

The storm could bring strong winds and heavy rain to much of region, with snow possible, especially in higher-elevation areas in eastern Pennsylvania and northwest New Jersey.

Those traveling for the holiday could face delays on the road and at airports and train stations.

"Travel conditions will deteriorate late Tuesday night as strong onshore winds and rain move into the region," a briefing from the weather service's Mount Holly office says. "These conditions will persist through Wednesday before gradually improving Thanksgiving morning."

Forecasters say it's still too early to tell exactly how much precipitation, or what type, to expect in specific areas.

At this point, forecasts say the Interstate 95 corridor in the mid-Atlantic is more likely to see a "chilly rain," instead of snow, according to AccuWeather.


Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or ebabay@philly.com. Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443 or BreakingNewsDesk@philly.com. Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

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