A major storm system off the northeastern seaboard may impact the travel plans of more than 50 million Americans on Friday through the start of Thanksgiving week.
Heavy rain and snow are expected to start late Friday through Saturday for the northeast region of the country, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The system is technically starting down in South Florida, which will drag moisture up the East Coast and merge with another system off the coast of Canada.
Low pressure moving from the northeast Gulf of Mexico across Florida will bring heavy rain Wednesday into Thursday especially for southeast Florida which could produce areas of flooding. A Pacific storm stalled off California and another storm in the Northwest U.S. will rain and… pic.twitter.com/gEyllbTmBo
— National Weather Service (@NWS) November 15, 2023
The center of the storm will likely be over New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada, while a significant wind threat will hit the New England coastline. “You’ve got this front approaching from the West that kind of helps guide this system up the coastline. We had two dry weekends in a row in the Northeast. It will not be three by the looks of it,” Fox Weather meteorologist Ian Oliver forecast. (RELATED: Forecasters Reveal Whether US Will Have A Strong Or Weak Winter)
For those traveling up I-95, rain should be light enough to not cause too much stress. Should the system stay where it’s forecast, most major cities should be able to continue as normal with transport operations. But if this thing moves further south, New York, Philadelphia, Boston and more could be forced to a stand-still.