Large airport hubs like Atlanta, Chicago and New York will be impacted by heavy rain, strong winds and snow during this Thanksgiving week.
On Sunday, the storm hit parts of the Midwest and northern Great Lakes with snow and strong winds. Heavy rains and thunderstorms hit US cities from the interior Northeast to the Southeast.
Today, the storm system affects the East Coast from Florida to Maine, bringing rain and wind for the I-95 corridor. Lake-effect snow will also be possible on the east side of the Great Lakes. This could mean disruptions at major airports, including Atlanta, Washington, New York, Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, and Buffalo.
On Tuesday, lake-effect snow and strong winds will continue, but precipitations will be off the coast. The combination of cold air and winds will result in below-average temperatures. According to the New York NWS projections, northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 25 to 35 mph will hit the region throughout the entire day, impacting flights across the region’s major airports. The strong winds will impact not only planes, but also anybody working on the ground outside. However, the storm will be fast moving, meaning that the heavy rain won’t result in a widespread flash flood risk. Snow will accumulate around the Great Lakes, and it might also affect major cities like Cleveland, Buffalo, Syracuse, New York, and Pittsburgh.
Although the storm is not expected to have a particularly high impact, the weather conditions will still contribute to disruptions and delays in the busiest US airports, including Chicago, Atlanta, and New York.
On Wednesday, the Pacific Northwest will continue to see rainfall, while the Northeast will be hit by gusty winds. Snow will possibly hit the Intermountain West, and might also fall at lowest elevations such as Denver, Salt Lake City and Cheyenne, Wyoming. The area from eastern Texas to the Lower Mississippi Valley will experience moderate to heavy rainfall.On Thanksgiving Day, temperatures will rebound mostly back to normal for much of the eastern half of the US. Most of the East Coast and the Southwest will be cool and dry, while the Southern Plains and Southeast will possibly be hit by showers and storms. The Pacific Northwest could also see rain and snow.