A sharp cold front slicing slowly through the Northeast will bring a band of heavy rain from New York state southward to Pennsylvania and Virginia on Saturday.
A few cities and towns most at risk include Syracuse, N.Y.; State College, Pa.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Hagerstown, Md. and Charlottesville, Va.
On average, rainfall of 0.50-1.00 inch will fall as the front crawls across the region, but a few spots could have locally as much as 2.00 or more inches.
Those who are headed out to Penn State vs. Kent State on Saturday afternoon will certainly need to have the ponchos with them. The heaviest rain looks like it will fall either just before or around kickoff at 3:30 p.m.
The same can be said for the 12:30 p.m. kickoff at Lane Stadium where Virginia Tech will take on Marshall.
Motorists traveling the New York Thruway or Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania will need to be on the lookout for blinding downpours and water ponding on the roadway. Slow down and keep a few car lengths back from the vehicle in front of you to allow for a safe stopping distance in case you hydroplane.
Some poor drainage flooding and flooding of more urban areas is possible, especially in areas where persistent thunderstorms occur.
The rain will move into New England on Saturday night, and then linger across Massachusetts and Maine for the early part of Sunday before departing on Sunday night.
Dry, chilly weather will remain across the Chicago area through the weekend as travelers begin their trek home from Thanksgiving destinations.
Atlanta will see temperatures climb through the weekend and into the new week.
The San Francisco Bay area will see a few storm systems bring periods of rain to the area throughout the weekend before heavier rainfall moves in early in the new week.
While sunshine and pleasant conditions will hold through the weekend in the Los Angeles area, much needed rain will return to the drought-stricken region early in the new week.
The Detroit metro area will face a mix of snow and rain over the weekend as travelers head home after holiday festivities.
Mother Nature delivered a blast of fresh powder as a pre-Thanksgiving snowstorm struck the East, much to the delight of holiday skiers.
New England (1945)
Severe "nor'easter" in New England - winds in Boston averaged 40.5 mph over a 24-hour period. The rain changed to snow which accumulated to 16 inches in interior New England. Thirty-tree deaths were attributed to the storm.
November 1972 was one of the wettest on record for the Northeastern U.S. As of the 27th, NYC had its wettest November ever with 11.36 inches. This broke the old record of 9.97 inches. Binghamton, NY, had a monthly total of 7.11 inches -- the wettest November in the 75-year history of record keeping at Broome County Airport. Binghamton also had 19.4 inches of snow -- exactly a foot above normal.
Minneapolis, MN (1983)
With 13 inches from the latest storm - set new monthly record snow for snow with 29 inches. This record was broken during November 1991.