AAA says today (Tuesday) is now the busiest day for Thanksgiving travelers…. and Mother Nature isn’t being too kind to us in New England. From rain in southern New England to snow in Northern New England, it’s been a slow day on the roads.
Here in southern New England, travel will improve through the afternoon and evening as the rain tapers to a few showers.
Further north, Winter Weather Advisories are in effect into the evening, with slow travel due to accumulating snow.
Skies dry out and clear overnight with colder temperatures near 30 by dawn.
An arctic cold front will sweep across the northeast on Wednesday afternoon and evening, unleashing record cold air for Thanksgiving.
As that front moves through, a few snow showers or squalls are possible. While isolated and brief, they could cause trouble for travelers on Wednesday. The timing for those squalls to reach southeastern New England is early evening—5pm to 8pm. Keep that in mind if you plan to hit the road after work/school.
Temperatures will rapidly drop Wednesday night, leading to bitter cold air for Thanksgiving.
In addition to the cold temperatures, winds will gust over 30mph+ through the day, creating frigid wind chills.
The cold lasts into Friday morning before temperatures start to moderate. The weekend will be much more comfortable with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s. Unfortunately, the weekend ends with more unsettled weather, including more rain in southern New England.