A Nor’easter could be taking shape for late Tuesday into Thanksgiving day. Gusty northeast winds and rain could hamper one of the busiest travel days of the year (Wednesday). Some snow is also possible in the higher elevations of eastern PA and northern NJ.
•A nor’easter is possible from late Tuesday November 26th through Thanksgiving day, November 28th. Based on current model guidance, the most vulnerable time for the mid-Atlantic region will be from the early morning hours on Wednesday into the early hours of Thanksgiving morning.
•As with all nor’easters, strong easterly winds and periods of heavy rain can be expected. With recent dry conditions, the probability of large stream and main stem river flooding is low. However, roadway and poor drainage flooding is possible depending on how much rain actually falls.
•Some snow is possible with this storm, especially in the higher elevations of eastern Pennsylvania and northwestern New Jersey.
Today, high temperatures will only reach the mid 20s in the north and mid 30s in the south. Strong winds in the 25 to 35 mph range will make conditions feel even colder. The combination of strong winds and very dry air (low dewpoint temperatures) elevates the fire weather threat on Sunday. [TLS]