I-95 drive will be clear; snow north and west
If your turkey trek is taking you up the I-95 corridor toward Philly or New York today, you're in luck. Forecasters say the East Coast cities will remain sunny and dry and pleasant today, on Thanksgiving itself, and on into the weekend for the return trip.
But if your relatives are in Pittsburgh or Erie, or Buffalo - anywhere in the lee of the eastern Great Lakes - you should brace for a gray and snowy drive.
That low pressure system centered over Ontario continues to spin, driving cold northwest winds across the lakes and dumping lake effect snows to their south and east. Some spots can expect 6 to 12 inches of new snow. Here's AccuWeather.com's take.
As that lake moisture is forced up the western slopes of the Allegenies, it will drop as snow in places like Garrett (below) and western Allegany counties today. Thursday looks better, but the arrival of another front Friday into Saturday will bring back those lake-effect conditions and deliver more snow to far western Maryland.
Somehow, we here in the east have lucked out. The forecast - if it holds up - promises northing but sunshine and starry nights right through the weekend. The cold front due on Friday-into-Saturday looks dry.
Temperatures will be a bit cool for this time of year during the daytime - in the upper 40s. Nighttime lows will drop to near freezing at BWI - about normal for this time of year.