If you’re heading to the airport to fly to the East Coast for Thanksgiving, expect delays of three to six hours.
A nor’easter is expected to dump heavy rain and snow on the eastern United States late Tuesday into Wednesday and cause severe delays on what’s traditionally the busiest travel day of the year, CNN meteorologists say. About 30 million people from the mountains of North Carolina to Maine could be affected.
“The storm will have a major impact nationwide to air travel, as the ripple effect from delays and cancellations in the Northeast hubs impacts the rest of the country,” said CNN senior meteorologist Dave Hennen.
“Expect very long delays, in some cases averaging three to six hours for major airports in D.C., Philadelphia, New York and Boston, which will be impacted by a combination of heavy rain, snow and wind. Most delays and cancellations will occur from late morning through Wednesday evening,” Hennen said.