How will snow, cold weather affect Thanksgiving traffic?

Main Street and Court Street, Cortland, Feb. 16, 2016 (Cortland Voice file photo)

CORTLAND, N.Y. — After experiencing its first major winter storm of the season, the Northeast is bracing for a week of frigid temperatures and intermittent snow showers:

Tuesday: High temperatures on Tuesday will hover in the mid 30s, with scattered snow and rain showers expected by afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Overnight lows will be around 20 degrees, and some areas of central New York will experience lake effect snow showers, with only minor dustings expected for most of the region.

Wednesday: Temperatures dropping to nearly 25 degrees during the afternoon hours, with a good chance for snow showers and a slight chance for snow squalls late Wednesday morning into the afternoon. Wind gusts will range between 15-25 mph. Flash freezing on roads is possible, with snowfall amounts between 1-2 inches. This may impact holiday travel.

Wednesday night: Lake effect snow showers and flurries are likely, with additional snow accumulation of 1-2 inches expected.

Thanksgiving Day: Record cold temperatures expected, with winds between 8-15 mph. This will create wind chills between 0 and 10 below in the morning (even lower in higher elevations). High temperatures will reach the teens.

Thursday Night: Light winds and mainly clear skies, with overnight lows in the single digits.

Friday: Cold, but warming through the day. Highs will reach the lower 30s under mostly sunny skies.

Saturday and Sunday: Mainly dry conditions for the first half of Saturday, with chances fort rain in the afternoon, evening and overnight hours. Highs reach into the 40s for much of the weekend, with overnight lows in the 30s.

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