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Travel Delays Possible as Winter Storm Jonas Approaches Northeast

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | January 20, 2016

Travel Delays Possible as Winter Storm Jonas Approaches Northeast

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Winter Storm Jonas is forecast to make its way through the Northeast portion of the United States Friday through Sunday, and heavy snow and ice could cause travel headaches in major cities across the region.

According to, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and the surrounding areas are all facing wintery conditions that could cause major delays in ground and air travel.

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Meteorologists are reporting that Jonas will bring a high-impact snowstorm to the Northeast, but the exact track of the storm and how long it will last will be the determining factors in how hard the areas are hit.

The current forecast has the storm changing from rain to snow in the Tennessee Valley Friday and then slowly making its way northeast along the coast. The wintery mixture could also spread as far as the Ohio Valley, the Appalachians, North Carolina and Virginia.

On Friday night into Saturday morning, Jonas is expected to dump heavy snow along the Interstate 95 corridor before spreading into southern New England. Snow accumulation could be possible as far south as South Carolina.

Jonas is then expected to continue dumping snow and freezing temperatures on the Northeast throughout Saturday night before the storm is forecasted to subside Sunday. The storm will likely cause delays on roadways throughout the weekend.

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Meteorologists are reporting that many areas in the Northeast could receive a total of around one foot of snow, but other cities like Baltimore and Washington D.C. could be dealing with as much as 20 inches of accumulation.

Add in the probability of high winds associated with Winter Storm Jonas, and airports along the east coast are bracing for major delays and cancellations if the storm dumps as much snow and ice as forecasters expect.


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