Christmas Travel Problems Centering on East Coast


By Kristina Pydynowski

While the worst of the snowstorm is winding down across the Upper Midwest, soaking rain and the resultant headaches for holiday travelers have shifted to the East Coast.

Soaking rain that made for a soggy Sunday from Mobile, Ala., to Atlanta to the southern and central Appalachians will gradually expand to the north and east through Monday.

The rain will then extend from the eastern Florida Panhandle to the entire I-95 corridor of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Monday, soaking Tallahassee, Fla., Augusta, Ga., Raleigh, N.C., Richmond, Va., Trenton, N.J., New York City and Boston.

Downpours will continue to accompany the rain, creating headaches and hazards for both residents and travelers.

Enough rain could pour down to trigger flash flooding, especially in low-lying and poor drainage areas.

Any downpours would endanger motorists by dramatically reducing visibility and heightening the risk of vehicles hydroplaning. Airline passengers should…

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