According to forecasters, the New York City area is likely to experience a significant number of travel delays during the Thanksgiving holiday due to expected heavy rains and wind gusts of up to 40 mph. This weather condition may cause inconvenience to travelers and residents alike.
According to meteorologist Cody Braud from Fox Weather, a storm system is predicted to hit the five boroughs and surrounding areas during the evening rush at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday. The storm has been reported by the New York Post and is expected to affect holiday travelers during Thanksgiving.
According to the Post, the weather expert expressed disappointment with the timing of the situation.
According to Braud, the light rain forecasted initially is set to transform into a heavy downpour, which is expected to last until Wednesday morning. The timing of the downpour coincides with one of the busiest and most expensive travel periods of the year. The total rainfall expected is between 2 to 3 inches, which may cause significant disruptions during the Wednesday morning commute.
According to the forecaster, the anticipated amount of rainfall is significant enough to spark worry, and there is a high likelihood of flash flood warnings being issued in the upcoming days.
According to Braud, a veteran meteorologist, we can expect heavy rainfall, considerable wind, and a significant number of travel disruptions, whether by car or plane. With airlines preparing for an unprecedented number of passengers this week, the situation could be particularly challenging.
According to the meteorologist, it appears that the weather will finally clear up on Wednesday around midday.
Despite the ongoing improvement in weather conditions, travelers heading to New England from New York might still encounter unfavorable weather on Wednesday. This is due to the anticipated formation of a second low pressure system off the coast, which could stir up strong winds along the I-95 corridor.
According to Braud, if the situation arises, the wind will intensify significantly, generating gusts up to 40 mph from the Jersey Shore all the way to Boston later on Wednesday.
On Friday, Governor Kathy Hochul of New York issued a warning about the possibility of snowfall and freezing rain causing disruptions in parts of upstate. This could lead to a potential paralysis of the affected areas, and residents are advised to take necessary precautions and stay safe.
According to a statement released by the office of the Democrat, they are taking necessary measures to prepare for the worst-case scenario. They have also advised motorists, homeowners, and travelers to adjust their travel plans, both locally and outside the region, in anticipation of possible disruptions.
According to the governor’s office, it is advisable not to plan your travel on the upcoming Wednesday, as it may lead to getting stuck at home or on the roads, including the New York State Thruway.
According to Braud, the snow in the area is expected to come before the rain, and there is a possibility of accumulation in the Adirondacks, as well as certain areas in Vermont and New Hampshire.
In her statement, Hochul emphasized the importance of remaining watchful and alert. “I want to remind everyone to stay vigilant,” she said.
As holiday travelers gear up to hit the road, the weather forecast is looking grim. Freezing rain, snow accumulations, and high winds are expected, making for treacherous driving conditions. Despite the bleak outlook, authorities are urging everyone to pay attention to the warnings and take necessary precautions before heading out on their journeys. Safety should always be a top priority during this festive season.