Nor'easter to pound tri-state with gusty winds, heavy rain

October 26, 2018 - 7:37 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A nor'easter will slam into the region this weekend, bringing with it gusty winds, drenching winds and wet snow in high-elevation areas, according to AccuWeather.

"Fast forward motion of the storm may limit the worst weather conditions from Friday night to Saturday night," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Dombek.

The storm will also cause signficant travel delays at airports across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, including those serving Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Newark, New York City and Boston. Travelers can expect outright cancellations or delays of several hours. The main cause of airline delays will be windswept rain, strong gusts and a low cloud ceiling.

As for motorists, expect excess water on roads and freeways in the region, leading to slowed-down traffic.

"Right now it looks like the worst conditions in terms of coastal flooding will occur during the high tide cycle during Saturday morning and midday from the upper mid-Atlantic coast to southern New England," Dombek said.

In terms of snow, since the coldest air will be on the way out as the storm moves up, wintry precipitation is likely to be mainly limited to the northern tier.

"Accumulating snow is not likely over most of the central Appalachians," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brian Wimer.