Rain, Wind to Slow NYC Thanksgiving Travel

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
November 27, 2013; 3:58 AM ET
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A large storm will negatively impact travel around New York City due mostly to heavy rain and wind. In addition, a quick freeze is possible at the tail end.

The storm will continue to bring rounds of heavy rain and the risk of flash and urban flooding, slow travel on the highways and perhaps broadening flight delays along the I-95 Northeast up until Wednesday evening.

Water building up on roadways will increase the risk of vehicles hydroplaning while traveling at highway speeds. Wind-driven rain will greatly reduce visibility.

The heavy rain, wind and accompanying low-hanging clouds could lead to lengthy delays at the city's major airports through the day Wednesday.

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Gusty winds may be strong enough to cause flight delays Wednesday night, after the rain moves away.

Temperatures will fall below freezing Wednesday night. In some locations the rain can end as a bit of snow or flurries. As a result, some untreated wet areas can freeze before completely drying off.

Dry, blustery and cold weather is forecast for Thanksgiving Day.

Northwest winds howling on the storm's back side threaten to impact the balloons set to fly in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski contributed content to this story.


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