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AccuWeather Alert: Evening Storms Will Make Thanksgiving Travel Interesting in NJ


By: Richard L. Smith 

As millions prepare for Thanksgiving travel, an AccuWeather alert is in effect for the Newark and North Jersey area. The weather pattern is set to take a turn, potentially impacting travel plans.

Currently, we are experiencing dry conditions as we wake up at 4:30 a.m., with temperatures on the colder side. However, the situation is expected to change later in the day.

According to the National Weather Service, increasing cloud cover is anticipated, and a 30 percent chance of rain is forecasted, mainly after 4 p.m.AdThe high for the day is expected to be around 51, with wind chill values between 25 and 35 early in the day. Winds will come from the northeast at 7 to 10 mph, later becoming east in the afternoon.

The real concern lies in the evening when the weather is expected to take a more turbulent turn.

NWS meteorologist said stormy conditions with heavy rain are predicted, with temperatures rising to around 53 by 5 a.m. Overnight, expect a southeast wind of 11 to 17 mph, gusting as high as 30 mph.

The chance of precipitation is 100%, with new rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. This nasty storm will move out of here quickly on Wednesday morning, but it will bring a cold front, dropping temperatures to the Newark area for Thanksgiving Day. 

Travelers are urged to stay informed about the changing weather conditions and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and comfortable Thanksgiving journey.