Airlines Issue Travel Waivers as Nor’easter Takes Aim at New York Metro Area

By Paul Riegler on 26 October 2018
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DSC_0340A strong Nor’easter will bring wind-driven rain and wet snow to the Northeast this weekend.

A low-pressure system is strengthening as the jet stream veers southward near the East Coast Friday evening.  Coastal flooding is expected as is some wet snow in interior sections of the Northeast.

Remnants of Hurricane Wilma are expected to become part of the storm that will hit the area.

Airlines have issued travel waivers for John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports in New York City as well as for Newark Liberty International, Stewart International, and Westchester County White Plains airports in the region.

The rain and snow will start in some sections Friday night and continue through early Sunday. Parts of northern New England may see some accumulated snow, however. Accumulations of 1” to 2” or rain are expected.

Strong winds with gusts reaching 60 mph (96 km/h) are expected in the mid-Atlantic and New England regions Saturday and Saturday night, as are thunderstorms in some parts.

The National Weather Service issued a high-wind warning on Friday for Long Island, southern Rhode Island, eastern Massachusetts, and eastern New Jersey for Saturday. It issued a wind advisory for much of the Northeast, including New York City, warning of gusts up to 50 mph (80 km/h) Saturday.

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