Snow, rain and slippery roads to slow travel in New England into Monday

Alex Sosnowski

A storm will continue to cause trouble at the start of the busy Thanksgiving travel period with rain, ice and snow to persist over New England into Monday.

The storm moved into parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania late on Saturday and Saturday night, leaving a fresh blanket of snow across parts of the region.

The snow also brought a slushy accumulation on some roadways, attributing to some mutli-vehicle accidents on Sunday morning. Accumulations generally ranged from a coating to a couple of inches in most places.

At least 10 people were injured in a vehicle rollover on near Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, according to Eyewitness News. As of 6.m. EST Sunday evening, there have been no reports of fatalities. The accident happened just before 3 p.m. EST on Sunday afternoon and the snow event in the area was had ended by 1 p.m. EST.

As of noon Sunday EST, Hartwick, New York, received 5 inches of snow with a storm total of 3.1 inches in Lakeview, Pennsylvania.

The heaviest snow has since shifted into northern and central Maine as of Sunday night.

"The most significant snow accumulations from the storm will be across Vermont and New Hampshire, up into Maine and southern Canada, where the cold air is already in place," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson said.

Caribou, Maine, is forecast to wind up with over half a foot of snow by the time the storm ends early Monday.

An AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 15 inches is forecast over northern New England.

Motorists are urged to use caution as some roads that appear wet in this area could contain icy patches with temperatures close to freezing, making driving conditions treacherous.

Even where precipitation falls in the form of rain along coastal Maine, it will be raw and chilly with temperatures ranging from the middle 30s to the middle 40s F. AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures will be 5-10 degrees lower than the actual temperature.

The combination of rain, blowing spray and excess water on the roads will create hazards for motorists along the coast. Where leaves have fallen and blocked storm drains, street flooding can occur. The combination of rain and wet leaves can make some intersections and sidewalks extra slick.

In the wake of the storm, Monday should be a good travel day over the region with temperatures reaching within a few degrees of average and some sunshine. Highs on Monday are forecast to range from the middle 30s over the northern tier to the 50s in the Ohio Valley and along the mid-Atlantic coast.

Much of Tuesday should be fine for travel in the Northeast. However, weather conditions will begin to deteriorate Tuesday night west of the Appalachians as the next storm approaches.

While much of the Northeast is expected to see rain with the next storm, blustery winds could cause travel disruptions on the roads and at the airports Wednesday and Thursday.

The widespread windy weather may lead to numerous airline delays and the risk of flight cancellations in the region.

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