Wet, Windy Weather Puts a Damper on Thanksgiving Travel in the TriState Area


Holiday Season to kick off with a wet, wintery mess on Wednesday, November 26th.

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If you're planning on traveling this Thanksgiving, be sure to bundle up, and prepare for delays - according to the National Weather Service, Long Island is in for some snow! Between 7 AM on Wednesday, November 26th and 1 PM on Thanksgiving, Long Islanders can expect around one inch of snow, or, what would be the equivalent of 1.15 - 1.70 inches of rain/melted precipitation.

Although Long Island might get lucky by not getting hit so hard, other areas in the New York Metro Area, New Jersey and Connecticut will be experiencing anywhere from 2 - 14 inches of snow, which could make holiday travel hazardous. Although conditions are expected to clear up in the afternoon on Thanksgiving, the potential for poor weather earlier in the day could cause delays or modifications to the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and create slick, potentially unsafe road conditions throughout the region .

As of Monday afternoon, the exact timing of the snowfall is unclear, as is whether the storm will bring rain or snow to the area. To help you celebrate Thanksgiving safely, we'll be posting regular updates as the weather conditions and forecast change.

For the most up to date weather information, head over to the LongIsland.com Weather Center, where you can find the latest weather forecasts, advisories and more.

To get the latest traffic & road conditions before heading out, visit the LongIsland.com Traffic Center, and be sure to check out the live traffic feeds on our Traffic Cam Page.

[Source: National Weather Service.]

Feature image via NOAA's Official Website, gallery image via NWS's Official Facebook Page.



  • Photo by: US National Weather Service New York NY