Storm Headed East

Submitted by ub on Sat, 11/23/2013 - 22:58

Strong winds are expected with a frosty chill, which may be around here for a few days as a snow storm appears to be arriving in the Northeast just in time for peak Thanksgiving travel.

Forecasters are calling it Boreas and it could also produce snow in parts of the interior Northeast starting late Tuesday, however that portion of the forecast remains highly uncertain.

Winter Storm Boreas may get a second wind if a frontal system spreading rain through the Southeast U.S. on Tuesday moves northward and teams up with a plunge of cold air arriving from southern Canada and the Great Lakes.

Our current forecast is based on the expectation that the low will pass through the Northeast. This would bring a potential for accumulating snow to parts of the interior Northeast beginning late Tuesday night, continuing through Wednesday.

The immediate I-95 corridor from Boston to Washington, D.C. would see mainly rain from this storm if our current forecast scenario pans out. That said, we can't rule out some light snow accumulations on the tail end of Boreas, particularly in the western and northern suburbs.

Despite this, there could be significant delays at the major hubs of the Northeast Wednesday, so plan ahead and check your flight status before arriving at the airport.

The most likely swath of accumulating snow in the East from Boreas would be from the Appalachians, to much of Pennsylvania northwest of Philadelphia to New York state, western and northern New England.

Prepare for the season's first heavy snowstorm in many areas for Thanksgiving.