The National Weather Service has issued an advisory for a late-season winter snowstorm Stella for the East Coast on Tuesday.
A low pressure system currently moving northeast across the Ohio Valley is expected to phase with another low off the southeast U.S. coast by Tuesday. This will allow for a strong nor’easter to develop near the coast, producing a late-season winter snowstorm from the central Appalachians to New England, including many of the large cities in the Northeast U.S.
Widespread winter storm warnings are in effect for heavy snowfall accumulations from the northern Mid Atlantic through the entire Northeast U.S., with some areas likely getting in excess of a foot from eastern Pennsylvania to southern New England.
Coastal flooding is also possible. The tricky part of the forecast deals with the rain/snow/ice line over the Mid-Atlantic region with a tight gradient in accumulations expected near the greater Washington DC metro area. Closer to the coast from southern New Jersey to the Carolinas, rain is expected with amounts in excess of an inch likely.
What is JTB doing?
JTB Travel Advisors are contacting all travelers who will be expecting to travel this week. Travelers will be asked if they are open to reschedule their itineraries. Airlines have already provided “waivers” which give travelers the ability to change their travels without incurring the airline change fee.
Our recommendation is that if travel can be avoided this week, it should be. The lingering effects of storms can go on for days causing disruption of flights even after the storm has passed. Travelers who can re-book their travels, should contact their JTB Travel Advisor immediately.
JTB has made special arrangements to be available for Traveler assistance during the storm on Tuesday from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm EST – Please call 800-568-5824.
For assistance after hours, please call 800-822-4397 and refer to the VIT code listed on your travel itinerary.
Stay warm and safe travels!
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