Snow Could Slow, Disrupt Thanksgiving Travel Plans

The Merrimack Valley is preparing for what is expected to be a “white” Thanksgiving with significant impact to holiday road travel by the Wednesday evening commute.

A winter storm watch will be in effect from 7 a.m., Wednesday, through 10 a.m., Thursday. The latest forecast from WHAV meteorologist Steve Lavoie calls for rain Wednesday morning to change over to snow with increasing wind gusts by the afternoon.

“It will be cloudy with rain developing, changing over to the snow during the afternoon hours. We’ll have a high between 35 and 40. We’ll see periods of snow Wednesday night, breezy, lows near 30.”

Wednesday night snowfall could be wind-driven and heavy at times, and is expected to leave between 4 to 8 inches of the white stuff locally before diminishing to possible snow showers on Thanksgiving Thursday morning.

Latest forecasts are heard on Wave Weather every 30 minutes.