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Blizzards Threaten To Wreak Havoc On Millions Returning From Thanksgiving

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Winter storms headed to the Northeastern U.S. threaten to wreak havoc on millions returning from Thanksgiving travels during the busiest travel weekend of the year.

The storm, which carried blizzards into the upper Midwest, will bring 6 to 12 inches of snow between the Dakotas and northern Michigan Sunday and bring “havoc for Thanksgiving holiday travelers,” the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center said, Fox News reported. (RELATED: ‘It’s Just The Weather’: Meteorologist Fact-Checks Ocasio-Cortez On Climate Change)

BLOOMINGTON, MN - NOVEMBER 27: Video boards at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport display flight statuses after a blizzard struck overnight on November 27, 2019 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Snowfalls neared 12 inches in parts of the state on one of the busiest travel days of the year. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Video boards at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport display flight statuses after a blizzard struck overnight on Nov. 27, 2019 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

“We do have this massive storm spreading from parts of the Dakotas; we saw over a foot of snow in South Dakota yesterday,” Fox News Chief Meteorologist Rick Reichmuth said Sunday on “Fox & Friends.” Reichmuth explained the storm will move east Sunday, bringing rain and wind to eastern coastal areas and heavy snow to inland areas.

“All of this pulls off toward the east today,” Reichmuth told “Fox & Friends.” “We’ll start to see the rain move in across places like Philadelphia, in toward New York and Boston — starting off maybe as a little snow, crossing over into rain and eventually back to a little bit of snow.”

Sections of the country between New York and Maine that are inland may receive between 8 and 16 inches of snow. Travelers in western Maryland and central Pennsylvania may be exposed to freezing rain.

“For the most part, I think coastal areas will be pretty much a rain event — maybe up to about an inch or so of snow, interior up to a foot or a foot and a half of snow,” Reichmuth said.

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