Nightly News   |  November 26, 2013

High winds to impact holiday travel

A storm stretching from the Southern tip of Florida to Nova Scotia is dumping rain on several states.  In addition, winds may gust up to 60 mph as the storm moves through the region, with calmer weather arriving by Thanksgiving Day.  Meteorologist Janice Huff reports

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>>> i-90 up in buffalo where they don't scare easily in winter. so the traffic has been moving along . but we talk about the northern reaches of this storm. they're expecting 8 to 12 inches of snow before it's all over. tonight meteorologist janice huff has been kind enough to join us to look at where this is going and what's in store. janice, i understand the winds on the back end are going to make for kind of a second wave of flight problems.

>> exactly. and that's going to come behind this system. the winds ahead of this system may gust up to 60 miles an hour in the northeast along the coastline. wind, rain, snow and now even the potential for tornadoes from myrtle beach down to jacksonville and from tallahassee to tampa, florida, tonight, causing delays up and down the eastern seaboard . so our computer forecast model will track it through tonight. mainly rain from new york city down to washington, d.c. on the back edge is that snow band you spoke about that will produce anywhere from 8 to 12 inches maybe up to 18 inches of snow across portions of lake ontario . here it is 6:00 a.m . wednesday and we're still seeing big delays from new york city up to new england and more heavy rain moving through the region. it starts to taper off about 6:00 in the evening on wednesday, but the damage likely to have been done by then because of the storm's duration and how large it is, too. potential for rainfall, 2 to 4 inches. flood advisories in effect as well. 6 to 12 inches of snow maybe even more than that, up to 18 inches, over the lee side of the lakes in upstate new york that extends back into portions of ohio as well as pence rain. and in terms of wind gust , right around 8:00 thursday morning we're talking about gusts between 35 and 45 miles an hour from boston down to new york city and, of course, the big thanksgiving day parade is going to happen here in new york city on thursday. and there's a threshold in terms of the winds. and it will be very, very close. macy's will let everyone know whether those large balloons will fly, but definitely by thanksgiving day the weather is a lot calmer across the country. we can't wait for that.

>> hopefully everybody will be where they need to be by then. janice huff in the weather center will keep an