November 26, 2013
STATE COLLEGE — A winter storm threatens to cause travel problems across the Northeast through Wednesday.
The storm that brought a wintry mess to Oklahoma City and Dallas over the weekend is taking aim at the Northeast, said Alex Sosnowski, an expert senior meteorologist at Accuweather.
The wintry mix that started this morning will continue this afternoon before changing over to rain later today, Sosnowski said.
Heavy rain is forecast to fall during the height of the storm late Tuesday into early Wednesday. Rainfall could total more than an inch, enough to cause flooding in poor drainage areas.
The combination of rain, poor visibility, low clouds and increasing wind during the middle part of the storm will cause travel delays on the roads and at airports throughout the region.
Motorists are encouraged to slow down to reduce the risk of hydroplaning and allow extra stopping distance between vehicles.
The storm is likely to end as snow Wednesday afternoon and evening. Accuweather predicts that 1 to 2 inches of snow will fall here on Wednesday.
In addition, plunging temperatures will cause any untreated wet and slushy areas to freeze Wednesday night.
Thanksgiving Day is forecast to be dry, blustery and cold across the area.