Nor’easter May Slow Long Island Thanksgiving Travel

This map shows a nor'easter tracking over Long Island this week.
This map shows a nor’easter tracking over Long Island this week.

A nor’easter is forecast to drench Long Island in rain on Thanksgiving Eve while travelers are en-route to spend the holiday with their families, but is expected to clear up by Thursday.

The storm system will arrive Tuesday afternoon or evening with winds reaching nearly 30 mph and continue through Wednesday, bringing up to four inches of precipitation to the tri-state area, according to Upton-based National Weather Service meteorologists.

“Some of this will be heavy at times with possible urban and small stream flooding,” the agency said in a statement.

The same storm is expected to blanket parts of New England and upstate New York in snow, making driving more difficult for college students returning home to LI on what is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year.

The storm is forecast to give way to a mostly sunny, breezy Turkey Day with a high of 36 and a low of 25.

That weather is expected to hold through Sunday, when the forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and temps in the 40s.

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