Watch CBS News

Snow Could Snarl Thanksgiving Travel In Parts Of Tri-State Area

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Monday's taste of warm weather could give way to snow later in the week that may snarl the Thanksgiving holiday getaway.

The National Weather Service is tracking a low-pressure system that could bring snow to parts of the Tri-State Area just as millions of travelers are heading to their holiday destinations.

New York City and suburbs should see mostly rain Wednesday, but there is the possibility of an inch or two of snow as the storm clears the area early Thursday.

Areas north and west of the city, including the Hudson Valley and southern Connecticut, could see as much as 6 to 10 inches of snow.

CBS2's Lonnie Quinn said he expects the storm to be a 24-hour event that should be over by Thanksgiving morning

The city's Department of Sanitation issued a "snow alert" for Wednesday starting at 7 a.m. The alert indicates that snow is possble, and means sanitation workers will be loading salt spreaders, attaching plows and taking other steps to prepare for the possible snow. For more information, click here.

WEB EXTRA: Getting Away? Check Out Our Planes, Trains & Automobiles Guide | CHECK: Forecast

Little or no accumulation is expected on eastern Long Island, where forecasters say it could be all rain.

In New Jersey, forecasters say between 4 to 10 inches of heavy snow could fall, particularly in the northeast part of the state and along and north of the Interstate 80 corridor.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from Wednesday morning through Thanksgiving morning for Passaic, western Essex, Sussex, Warren and Morris counties.

Meanwhile, Monday's unseasonably warm temperatures came with gusty winds and rain that flooded streets and toppled trees overnight.

Some areas saw more than an inch of rain. In the Woodside section of Queens, portions of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway near Northern Boulevard flooded, bringing traffic to a crawl.

In Westchester County, winds brought large branches down on an SUV in Larchmont.

It was a similar sight in New Jersey, where a car and home were damaged in Jersey City after a tree snapped in two.

Check Out These Other Stories From CBSNewYork.com:

(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

EMERGENCY COMPONENT - LOCAL

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.