Heavy snow in U.S. West and Midwest might disrupt post-Thanksgiving journey

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(Information) – A serious winter storm will lumber throughout the USA over the weekend, dumping snow because it strikes east from the U.S. West and threatening to disrupt tens of millions of individuals touring residence after celebrating the Thanksgiving vacation.

Over a foot of snow is forecast in mountainous elements of Colorado, Utah and Arizona on Friday earlier than the storm system slips towards the higher Midwest, the Nationwide Climate Service stated.

Freezing rain will doubtless flip to snowy blizzards in elements of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan starting on Friday evening, with greater than 18 inches of snowfall doable in some mountainous areas, the service stated.

Some snow might seem within the Northeast by Sunday morning, the service stated. New York Metropolis and different locations additional down the Atlantic Coast can anticipate a wintry mixture of precipitation on Sunday.

Greater than four million Individuals have been anticipated to fly and one other 49 million anticipated to drive at the least 50 miles or extra this week for Thanksgiving, in line with the American Vehicle Affiliation.

Wintry climate disrupted journey this week forward of Thursday’s Thanksgiving celebrations, with airports in Minneapolis and Chicago reporting tons of of delayed or canceled flights.

Reporting by Jonathan Allen in New York; Modifying by Chizu Nomiyama