Winter storm will significantly impact travel towards New England, Mid Atlantic

Storm total snow accumulations could exceed a foot from the mountains of Virginia into a large part of New England, causing travel headaches the day before Thanksgiving. Click to enlarge.
Storm total snow accumulations could exceed a foot from the mountains of Virginia into a large part of New England, causing travel headaches the day before Thanksgiving. Click to enlarge.

The Finger Lakes will be brushed by a nor’easter on Wednesday that will dump heavy snow across a number of major travel routes on the busiest travel day of the year.Low pressure will begin to develop tonight as it moves north along the east coast, feeding off of a fresh supply of cool air from the west and the warm air over the Gulf Stream current.

Except for areas immediately along the coast, this storm should be all snow.

Snow will start in the morning across the Mid-Atlantic before moving into northern Pennsylvania and southern New England by Midday. The heaviest part of the storm will be Wednesday afternoon across much of New England.

Click this map to view my story on Syracuse.com for more detailed travel information.
Click this map to view my story on Syracuse.com for more detailed travel information.

This is not a super strong storm, but its timing could not be worse. Thankfully, it will be quick moving and, by Thanksgiving morning, most areas will be clear of the snow.

For more details on traveling to specific regions, check out my story for Syracuse.com, or connect with me on Facebook or Twitter!

Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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Meteorologist Drew Montreuil has been forecasting the weather in the Finger Lakes region since 2006 and has degrees in meteorology from SUNY Oswego (B.S. with Honors) and Cornell (M.S.) When not forecasting, he can be found working at the local library, making soap, or playing with his two young boys.