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East Coasters may want to add good snow tires to their list of things to be thankful for this week. Though it’s still too early to tell for sure, winter storm watches are in effect for Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day for the Northeast United States, and the National Weather Service advises that the New York area could see 6 to 10 inches of snow. Travelers are being warned to prepare for icy or snowy roads from Georgia up to New England.


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According to AAA, about 41 million Americans will be taking to the road and sky during the holiday week. Unfortunately, they also expect these travelers to and from the Northeast to be in for unpleasant conditions. Snow is expected to hit both north and west of Interstate 95 on the evening of Thanksgiving, and could create delays throughout the region.

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New Yorkers may think today’s warm weather could be an indicator of what Thanksgiving Day will be like, but sadly, the week is expected to take a turn for the worse. The Indian summer will soon cool off, bringing on near-freezing temperatures just in time for Turkey Day. Rain on Wednesday is expected to turn into snow, and climes will likely stay at below-freezing levels until the end of the week.

With those warnings in mind, travelers should plan ahead, give themselves extra time, and of course bundle up before heading to loved ones’ houses for the big family meal!

Via NBC News