On Sunday, weather forecasters said that heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 40 mph were likely to cause “an abundance of travel delays” in the New York City area over the Thanksgiving holiday. Based on what Fox Weather analyst Cody Braud says, a cross-country storm system will hit the five boroughs and beyond as the evening rush hour starts Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The weather expert told the Post, “It’s disappointing timing.” Heavy rain, totaling 2 to 3 inches, is expected to start out as light rain and last until the Wednesday morning drive. This is just in time for one of the busiest and most expensive travel times of the year, according to Braud.
The amount of rain that is expected to happen will “definitely cause some concern,” and the forecaster said that flash flood warnings will likely be distributed in the next few days. Airlines are getting ready for a record number of travelers this week, so Braud said, “I would definitely expect… heavy rain, decent wind, and a lot of travel delays, either by road or air.”
An expert in weather said, “But it looks like it will finally be out of here by Wednesday noon.” The FOX Forecast Center is keeping an eye on the arrival of a cold front and storm system off the eastern seaboard a week before a holiday week when more than 50 million Americans plan to travel. News on FOX
Another low-pressure system is expected to form off the coast, which will make the weather even worse for people from New York who are going to New England on Wednesday. The winds along I-95 will be very strong.
During that time, Braud said, the wind would “really start to kick up,” with gusts of up to 40 mph from the Jersey Shore to New York City and up to the Boston area later Wednesday. Snow and freezing rain could also shut down parts of upstate New York on Friday, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul.
A press release from the Democrat’s office said, “We are getting ready for the worst-case scenario and will be changing the travel plans of motorists, homeowners, and people who will be traveling within and outside the region.”
You couldn’t have picked a worse time to travel than now when prices are high and there are lots of people traveling. Pictures from Getty “…don’t move a lot next Wednesday, or you’ll get lost… The government said the person was either stuck at home and unable to leave, or they were on a road or the New York State Thruway.
In this area, Braud said that any snow would fall before it rained and that it would probably only accumulate in the Adirondacks and some parts of Vermont and New Hampshire. Hochul also said, “I want to please everyone remember to be careful.”
As you get ready to leave on your holiday trips, you don’t want to see freezing rain, snow accumulations, or strong winds. This time, though, I want everyone to pay attention to the signs that are out there, she said.