Published: Sun, December 01, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

More disruptive weather expected this weekend as travelers return home from Thanksgiving

More disruptive weather expected this weekend as travelers return home from Thanksgiving

In the west, OR was set to see several inches of snow before a storm moved into Idaho, dropping up to seven inches. More advisories, watches, and warnings will likely be needed as the late Sunday/early Monday winter storm unfolds. There will be a chance for some scattered showers in portions of the valley, foothills, and Sierra overnight, but the main impacts from wet weather will hold off until tomorrow.

What will start as a calm Saturday will turn into days of winter weather from two separate storm systems, according to the National Weather Service.

The snow alert comes as a storm threatens the tri-state area Sunday and Monday. New York City and other places further down the Atlantic Coast can expect a wintry mix of precipitation on Sunday.

Wind, rain, and high seas should slap northwestern California this morning and continue hitting the area until evening, warns the National Weather Service.

The storm will be double-barreled in nature with the first part set to slam Northern California from Saturday night to Monday.

It'll continue to produce heavy mountain snow and high winds across much of the western United States before tracking over the Rockies on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. The latest map issued for the region calls for as many as two inches of snow for Lehigh County and western Northampton County.

Students in southern ME could get an extension to the already long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, thanks to a storm system headed up the East Coast toward New England, forecasters said Friday.

On Saturday, some areas were still digging out or drying off from storms that hit in the lead-up to Thanksgiving.

"Travel conditions will become risky, if not impossible", according to a city news release, with a blizzard warning throughout the weekend and wind gusts expected to be over 40 miles per hour. Modesto will be breezy Saturday, with gusts climbing as high as 40 miles per hour Saturday night and around 30 miles per hour Sunday. An expected three to five inches of rain could also cause flooding in "burn scarred" areas that were scorched by recent wildfires where the land doesn't absorb water as quickly. Travel will be hard, especially for lightweight or high profile vehicles.

The weather will quiet down early next week.

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