Millions of Thanksgiving travelers in the East and South Tuesday and Wednesday will face trouble as a storm brings most areas rain but could also bring heavy snow to a narrow swath.
The same storm affecting the Southwest and Texas with snow, ice and rain this weekend will reach the Southeast with rain Tuesday. From there the storm will turn up the East Coast, tracking into colder air, perhaps causing even greater travel disruptions through Wednesday.
According to AccuWeather.com COO Evan Myers, “If the storm hugs the coast and develops to its full potential, it could be a flight nightmare, not only for travelers in the East, but also throughout the nation.”
After drenching coastal Texas and Louisiana on Monday, the storm will cruise eastward along the Gulf coast Monday night and Tuesday.
Rain will also increase throughout Tuesday across the Carolinas and may even expand northward to Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia in the afternoon.