Heavy Rain and Snow to Greet New Year’s Eve Revelers and Travelers in the U.S.

By Anna Breuer on 31 December 2018
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New Year's Eve festivities at Coney Island

New Year’s Eve festivities at Coney Island

Travelers will not have it easy heading into the New Year.

A big storm is bringing wintry weather in the western United States and inclement weather in the south.  Six million people are under a severe weather threat for damaging winds and isolated tornadoes, with the heaviest rain expected in the Midwest.

The storm will result in significant flight cancellations and delays later in the day in Chicago, St. Louis, and Memphis.  As of 10 a.m., Charlotte Douglas International Airport was reporting 41 inbound delays and 12 cancellations as well as 26 outbound delays and seven cancellations, while Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport had 48 inbound delays and 11 cancellations as well as eight outbound delays and 16 cancellations.

Drivers will find delays on Interstate 55 between Chicago and New Orleans and Interstate 40 between Little Rock and Raleigh.

Out west, especially in the Rockies, heavy snow will result in slippery roads and hazardous travel conditions. The snow is expected to cause a number of flight delays and cancellations in Denver, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee.

As the ball drop approaches in Times Square in New York City, visitors will find rain and warmer than usual weather, with temperatures around 50° F (10° C) at midnight.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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