STORM WATCH: Heavy rain expected late Tuesday night into Wednesday could impact Thanksgiving travel
News 12 Storm Watch Team meteorologists are tracking wet weather that is expected to begin Tuesday afternoon and last through Wednesday morning - just in time for holiday traveling. News 12 will continue to monitor any changes in the forecast and its impacts on flights and roadways.
To say there will be travel headaches this week is an understatement. The weather will not be cooperating for the millions that will be traveling over the river and through the woods before Thanksgiving this year.
TONIGHT: Quite clear and cold. The calm/cold before the storm. Lows will drop to the 20s.
TUESDAY: Starts off overcast. The rain doesn't move in until lunchtime. But it will pick up in intensity through the evening and especially at night. The worst of the rain happens between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. Winds will begin to pick up too. Frequently gusting to 20 to 30 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Morning rain tapers. We will be left with some cloud coverage for the first part of the day. Sunshine should return for the second half. The winds will remain gusty and that will give airlines reason to delay or cancel flights. Not an opportune situation so make sure you call your air carrier directly to find out information about your specific flight.
THURSDAY: Thanksgiving is dry and cold. (Hopefully not like your turkey dinners and family members.) Lots of sunshine it's breezy and chilly. High: 54.
FRIDAY: Clear and cold start for you early risers hoping for some discounts. Temperatures seem to have been short-changed. Waking up with lows in the low 30s. Sun and clouds will help a temperature recovery somewhat. Expecting a daytime high of 50 which is just shy of where it should be this time of year.