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Winter Storm Threatens Thanksgiving Day Travel

Travelers make their way through Miami International Airport on Tuesday.
J Pat Carter AP
Travelers make their way through Miami International Airport on Tuesday.

A big winter storm spinning its away across the East Coast of the United States is expected to wreck havoc on Thanksgiving Day travel plans.

The National Weather Service says that travelers from the Carolinas all the way up to New England could see significant snow and the entire East Coast will see some kind of precipitation.

Weather.com reports:

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"As of late Tuesday, a cold front has stalled off the Southeastern Coast, dumping as much as 5.5 inches of rain in Daytona Beach and 7.61 inches of rain in Port St. John, Florida. In addition, low pressure has begun to spin up along the tail end of the front over the Gulf of Mexico. "That low will quickly intensify as it moves north-northeastward overnight into Wednesday, most likely staying just off the Eastern Seaboard. This is a classic track for a significant East Coast storm. "However, as is often the case, key questions remain about the exact outcome from this storm system — and the small details could make a big difference for your travel plans, especially if you will be driving in the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast on Wednesday or Wednesday night."

Depending on the track, some cities like New York, Boston and Portland, Maine, could see up to 12 inches of snow. Some places at higher elevations could see up to a foot of snow.

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