After a bitter cold Thanksgiving Day in the northeastern United States, the temperatures will moderate significantly ahead of a new storm system moving through. An area of low pressure is expected to form along the east coast, producing heavy rain in eastern North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York early Sunday morning. By lunchtime Sunday, the storm will shift rains further east into Boston and eastern New England. Rain and/or a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and rain will linger in Maine Sunday night into Monday. While that system moves east, a system over the Rockies will move east too. Snow in Denver Saturday night will push east on Sunday, with heavy snow and near-blizzard conditions possible over portions of Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota. Heavy, wind swept rains will move into Chicago Sunday evening, possibly changing to snow before ending on Monday morning.
With these storms moving through, there could be air travel issues late Saturday in Denver, Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Newark, LaGuardia, and JFK airports. On Sunday, there can be air travel issues in Hartford, Chicago, and Boston airports. Low clouds and rain could also be problematic at San Francisco’s airport on Saturday. Three other major air travel hubs should be weather-issue free during the busy post-holiday travel weekend: Atlanta, Dallas, and Miami.