Coastal Storm to Cause Turbulence for Thanksgiving Travel in Maine and New England
As families across the nation gear up to celebrate Thanksgiving, a coastal storm is brewing, poised to disrupt travel plans in Maine and New England. The storm is expected to bring a mix of snow, rain, and strong winds to the region, making it one of the busiest travel days of the year.
Weather experts predict that the storm will kick off early Wednesday morning, beginning as snowfall before transitioning to rain along the coast. Inland areas, including Sanford, Windham, Gray, Lewiston/Auburn, and Augusta, should brace themselves for accumulating snow, which may later turn into rain, creating slushy road conditions.
However, it is the mountain regions that will bear the brunt of this coastal storm. Heavy snowfall is anticipated, resulting in poor visibility and hazardous driving conditions. As the day progresses, the storm is predicted to persist into Wednesday evening, gradually diminishing by midnight.
Mountain areas are expected to accumulate the most snow, with residents preparing for 3-6 inches. On the coast, heavy rain is expected to dominate during the afternoon, potentially totaling 1 to 2 inches of rainfall.
Fortunately, Thanksgiving day is anticipated to present better weather conditions for travel. Partly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 40s are forecasted, offering respite from the previous day’s tumultuous weather.
However, the reprieve may only be temporary as another storm looms on the horizon. Come Sunday, residents should prepare for the possibility of more rain or snow, underscoring the need to stay updated on weather reports as winter weather season continues.
In light of the impending storm, travelers are advised to exercise caution and plan accordingly. Stay tuned to weather updates and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.
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