Christmas Eve Storm Expected to Bring Chaos to South, Midwest

A satellite image from Dec. 22, 2014, at 9:45 a.m. EST shows clouds and precipitation affecting a large portion of the U.S. (NASA/NOAA GOES Project)
A satellite image from Dec. 22, 2014, at 9:45 a.m. EST shows clouds and precipitation affecting a large portion of the U.S. (NASA/NOAA GOES Project)

As a record number of Americans prepare to hit the road for the holidays, a massive storm is poised to disrupt travel plans for two-thirds of the nation.

Starting Tuesday, the system — stretching from the Midwest down to the South and up the East Coast — will bring heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds that are likely to cause travel headaches on the roads and flight delays from the Great Lakes to the Mid-Atlantic and New England.

“We worry about any kind of weather when it comes to holiday travel,” Weather Prediction Center meteorologist Brian Hurley said. “A lot of airports will be affected. It doesn’t look like we will have significant snow but with the rain and wind, delays are imminent.”

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SOURCE USA Today
Natalie DiBlasio

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