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Pre-Thanksgiving Nor’easter Will Be Mostly Rain

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The pre-Thanksgiving Nor’easter still looks to be more of a rain event starting Tuesday night and lasting into Wednesday but will still cause travel problems for those flying and driving.

Rain falls on I-195
Rain falls on I-195 (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)

The storm today has brought a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and Texas. It’s been blamed for hundreds of accidents and at least 10 deaths, half of them in Texas.

Even with rain expected in the northeast, fliers from Newark, JFK, Laguardia and Philadelphia will likely be affected by delays.


The latest National Weather Service’s briefing on the nor’easter is calling for 2-4 inches of rain from the storm to begin falling Tuesday afternoon and continue all day Wednesday with heavier rain falling closer to the coast that could flood roads in poor drainage areas.

The precipitation will begin as freezing rain and some snow that could coat roads in north Jersey and the Poconos before turning to rain as warmer moves in.

The Nor’easter will end with snow showers in all areas on Wednesday night which leave a quick coating.

There is also less of a threat of coastal flooding from the Nor’easter; no watches or warnings are posted.

Temperatures will moderate into the 40s on Tuesday when the effects of the nor’easter will begin to be felt here as travel begins for Thanksgiving.

The storm will affect those traveling away from New Jersey by car. The rain starts on Wednesday in eastern New England as well with possible snow in the interior areas. Snow could also fall in western Maryland.

Text WEATHER to 89000 for advisories and the latest on the storm as it develops.

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Expected snow amounts from pre-Thanksgiving Nor'easter
Expected snow amounts from pre-Thanksgiving Nor’easter (NWS)


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