(USNewsMag.com) – As fall starts transitioning to winter, the weather is getting a little crazy in some regions of the US. Meteorologists are now warning holiday travelers to button up and prepare for a storm.
The National Weather Service is predicting a major cold front will be moving through the Midwest and Northeast. The agency is calling it a “significant storm” and “strong cold front.” The storm is going to drench the Ohio Valley in rain and then begin moving northeast on Sunday. The cold front is going to come in behind it, slamming the Atlantic region with blustery air. Fortunately, as of now, it doesn’t look like it will rain on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Here is an early view of the forecast for #Thanksgiving. A cold front will focus the chance for showers/some thunderstorms from the Great Lakes into Texas. Unsettled weather for the Pacific Northwest into the Northern Rockies. Be sure to check https://t.co/VyWINDBEpn pic.twitter.com/sfEtVoSDAz
— National Weather Service (@NWS) November 21, 2021
AccuWeather Meteorologist Grady Gilman said the “winds behind the cold front will begin to shift” to a more favorable west/northwest direction and that will combine with “colder air at the surface” which will lead to lake-effect snow in the Great Lakes. The snow belt regions of New York and Pennsylvania will see around 1 to 3 inches of snow, while the Syracuse area can expect 3 to 6 inches.
All of the bad weather could cause major headaches for holiday travelers. Flyers should plan to call the airlines or keep track of their flights online to make sure they haven’t been canceled. For those driving, make sure cars have safe tires and other necessary essentials.
Thanks, Jack Frost!
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