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Thanksgiving Holiday Weather Outlook for I-95 Travelers

More travelers than ever will be hitting I-95 over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend this year. The weather is always a condition to consider and this time of year can be so unpredictable. Below is a snapshot of weather conditions for major cities along the I-95 corridor during this Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Boston, Massachusetts

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
90%
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Clear
Friday
Clear
0%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
50%
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Partly Cloudy
Monday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%

New York, New York

Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Clear
Thursday
Clear
20%
Clear
Friday
Clear
20%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
30%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
Partly Cloudy
10%
Clear
Thursday
Clear
10%
Clear
Friday
Clear
0%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
40%

Washington, DC

Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Clear
Thursday
Clear
10%
Partly Cloudy
Friday
Partly Cloudy
10%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
50%

Richmond, Virginia

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
Partly Cloudy
10%
Partly Cloudy
Friday
Partly Cloudy
10%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
50%
Clear
Wednesday
Clear
20%

Fayetteville, NC

Thunderstorm
Wednesday
Thunderstorm
100%
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Partly Cloudy
Friday
Partly Cloudy
10%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
Partly Cloudy
10%

Savannah, Georgia

Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
30%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Clear
Wednesday
Clear
10%

Jacksonville, Florida

Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
30%
Partly Cloudy
Friday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
50%

Miami, Florida

Clear
Wednesday
Clear
20%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
40%

Top 10 Thanksgiving Holiday Destinations

According to AAA, this year a record number of Americans will be traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday and driving remains the most popular mode of travel. This Thanksgiving nearly 51 million Americans are planning a trip, the highest in a dozen years.

This year’s top destinations for Thanksgiving include many popular east coast cities, as well as perennial family-friendly favorites. The most popular destinations this Thanksgiving, based on AAA.com bookings, are:

  1. Orlando, Florida
  2. Anaheim, California
  3. New York City, New York
  4. Honolulu, Hawaii
  5. Las Vegas, Nevada
  6. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  7. Cancun, Mexico
  8. San Francisco, California
  9. Kahului, Maui, Hawaii
  10. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Other Popular destinations include:

  1. San Diego, California
  2. New Orleans, Louisiana
  3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  4. Seattle, Washington

AAA will rescue thousands of motorists this Thanksgiving AAA expects to rescue more than 330,000 motorists this Thanksgiving, with the primary reasons being dead batteries, flat tires and lockouts. AAA recommends that motorists check the condition of their battery and tires and pack emergency kits in their vehicles before heading out on a holiday getaway. Drivers should have their vehicles inspected by a trusted repair shop, such as one of the nearly 7,000 AAA Approved Auto Repair facilities across North America. Members can download the AAA Mobile app, visit AAA.com or call 1-800-AAA-HELP to request roadside assistance.


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Fall Foliage Along I-95 From Virginia to Maine – Part Two: New Jersey to Massachusetts

October is a special treat for I-95 travelers in the Northeast. That’s when fall foliage colors are at their peak all along the I-95 corridor… From Northern Virginia to Maine. This three-part series showcases fall foliage road-trips along I-95 state-by state. Let’s check out New Jersey to Massachusetts…

Millstone Valley Scenic Byway | I-95 Exit Guide
Millstone Valley Scenic Byway

Cool crisp autumn days usher in the breathtaking colors of New Jersey’s fall foliage. New Jersey’s state parks and forests provide endless opportunities to experience the brilliant transformation of the leaves. New Jersey’s Millstone Valley Scenic Byway, an official “America’s Byway“ has some of the most picturesque autumn foliage scenes. Millstone Valley Scenic Byway is approximately 28 miles long. You should allow about one hour (without stopping) or 2-3 days to visit attractions along the way.  Located in the narrow Millstone River Valley in north central New Jersey, the Millstone Valley Scenic Byway offers you a glimpse into the past where well-preserved pieces of the canal era, the revolutionary war era, and early Dutch and American heritage live on.

While New York’s portion of I-95 traverses thru mostly urban areas, if you head north on I-87 you’ll discover some of the best panoramic fall foliage views anywhere. Peak fall foliage can be seen along I-87 “The Adirondack Northway” northward from New York City thru Newburgh, Kingston,  Hudson and  Albany.

Almost all of Connecticut is showing peak fall foliage colors in late October. While I-95 in Connecticut is much like New York in that it traverses thru urban areas. The Merritt Parkway, CT Route 169, I-84 and I-91 offer remarkable fall foliage views.

Merritt Parkway | I-95 Exit Guide
Merritt Parkway

For northbound I-95 travelers, the Merritt Parkway begins approximately 6 miles from I-95, exit 21 (I-287). Take I-287 north to the Hutchinson River Parkway east to the Merritt Parkway east. From there, the Merritt Parkway is approximately 37 miles long. For southbound I-95 travelers, the Merritt Parkway begins approximately 2.5 miles from I-95, exit 38 (Milford Parkway). Take the Milford Parkway north to the Merritt Parkway west. From there, the Merritt Parkway is approximately 37 miles long. You should allow about one hour (without stopping) to drive this route.

Connecticut CT Route 169 is designated as an official America’s Byway. The byway begins approximately 19 miles from I-95, exit 76 (I-395) in East Lyme, Connecticut. Take I-395 north to exit 83A. From there, Connecticut State Route 169, is approximately 32 miles long. You should allow about one hour (without stopping), or one full day to visit attractions along this route.

Connecticut State Route 169 | I-95 Exit Guide
Along Connecticut Route 169

While Rhode Island is small, there’s no shortage of fall colors here and this state shows its brightest colors in late October. Western and northern Rhode Island are heavily wooded and are exploding with color this time of year. Get of I-95 just about anywhere and you won’t be disappointed.  Blackstone Valley region including Pawtucket are great places to start. Check out Roger Williams Park and Zoo in Providence;  Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum in Bristol and at Colt State Park on the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay.

Like Connecticut, just about all of Massachusetts is in the midst of peak color in late October. I-90, I-91, and I-84 offer great panoramic vistas without wandering off an exit.  What’s cool about viewing fall colors from the Interstate? The experience is totally different in either direction. Drive one way on I-90, I-91 or I-84, turn around and head back and you’ll see a whole new perspective right before your eyes! You can also easily spend several days exploring small towns and villages directly off the Interstate exits along the way.

Try the Massachusetts North Shore Loop for a fall foliage roadtrip from a seaside perspective. Back in the 18th and 19th centuries, the coastal towns along Massachusetts’ North Shore were home to the production of magnificent wooden ships that set sail for ports in Asia and Africa, and returning great wealth to the area. Many of the majestic homes and buildings constructed during that era, still stand against the backdrop of some of the most beautiful coastline on the Atlantic. Add a brilliant fall foliage background to an already picture perfect setting and you have memories to last a lifetime. The North Shore Loop passes thru Salem, Beverly, Gloucester, Rockport, and Newburyport.

In case you missed it, visit Part One of our fall foliage series: New Hampshire and Maine.

Check out this handy fall foliage map to find peak colors in your area.


For more I-95 information, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to I-95, America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide,  I-10 Exit Guide , and I-75 Exit Guide.

Peak Fall Foliage For Northern Regions of Vermont, New Hampshire and Northern New York

If you think you’ve missed peak fall foliage colors, don’t fret. Peak conditions are now showing in the northern regions of Vermont, New Hampshire and Central and Northern New York. This week is the perfect time for a fall foliage drive!

If New York is your choice, “The Adirondack Northway”, Interstate 87 has some of the best views anywhere. Peak fall foliage can be seen on I-87 beginning in Saratoga Springs and northward thruGlens Falls, Lake George, Plattsburg, and on to the Canadian border.

Vermont’s I-89 is a beautiful drive anytime of year, but fall is especially breathtaking. You’ll find peak autumn colors along I-89 northward from Montpelier, thru Stowe, Burlington, St. Albans, and on to the Canadian border. Vermont’s I-91 also has great color from St. Johnsbury thru Newport to the Canadian border.

New Hampshire offers some of the best Interstate vistas in the Northeast and you’ll find foliage at it’s peak in the northern part of the state. Travelers along I-93 will find plenty of photo opportunities from Franconia Notch thru Littleton and on toSt. Johnsbury, Vermont

What’s cool about viewing fall colors from the Interstate? The experience is totally different in either direction. Drive north on I-89, turn around and head south and you’ll see a whole new perspective right before your eyes! You can easily spend several days exploring small towns and villages directly off the Interstate exits along the way.

Check out this handy fall foliage map to find peak colors in your area.

Book a hotel along I-87 for your fall foliage trip:
Saratoga Springs, NY hotelsGlens Falls, NY hotelsLake George hotelsPlattsburg hotels

Book a hotel along I-89 for your fall foliage trip:
Montpelier, VT hotelsStowe, VT hotelsBurlington, VT hotelsSt. Albans hotels

Book a hotel along I-93 for your fall foliage trip:
Franconia Notch, NH hotelsLittleton, NH hotelsSt. Johnsbury, VT hotels


For more I-95 travel information, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide,  I-10 Exit Guide , and I-75 Exit Guide.

Late September is Peak Fall Foliage in Northwestern Vermont, Central and Northern New York

Start making plans… It’s fall foliage roadtrip time! Late September is prime time for fall foliage in Northwestern Vermont, Central and Northern New York. Now’s the time to plan that perfect fall foliage drive!

The country’s most panoramic fall vistas can be seen from the Northeast’s Interstate highways. In New York “The Adirondack Northway”, Interstate 87 has some of the best views anywhere. Beginning in Saratoga Springs and northward thru Glens Falls, Lake George,Plattsburg, and on to the Canadian border.

Vermont’s I-89 is a beautiful drive anytime of year, but fall is especially breathtaking. Late September in Northwestern Vermont means peak autumn colors along I-89 northward from Montpelier, thru Stowe,Burlington, St. Albans, and on to the Canadian border.

What’s cool about viewing fall colors from the Interstate? The experience is totally different in either direction. Drive north on I-89, turn around and head south and you’ll see a whole new perspective right before your eyes! You can easily spend several days exploring small towns and villages directly off the Interstate exits along the way.

Check out our fall foliage maps to find peak colors in your area.

Book a hotel along I-87 for your fall foliage trip:
Saratoga Springs, NY hotelsGlens Falls, NY hotelsLake George hotelsPlattsburg hotels

Book a hotel along I-89 for your fall foliage trip:
Montpelier, VT hotelsStowe, VT hotelsBurlington, VT hotelsSt. Albans hotels


For more I-95 information, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide,  I-10 Exit Guide , and I-75 Exit Guide.

New York Declares State of Emergency. I-95 Travel Hazardous

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo declared a state of emergency across all 62 counties in New York ahead of the extreme winter storm expected to bring heavy snowfall and high winds.

Snow is expected to cover Upstate New York, where 12 to 24 inches of snow is anticipated in the Western New York, Finger Lakes, and Central New York regions over a 48 hour period beginning Monday night. Areas south of Lake Ontario from Buffalo to Rochester will see periods of snowfall of 2 to 3 inches per hour during parts of the day Tuesday.

The heaviest snow accumulations are expected in the south and east of the Capital Region, the Mohawk Valley, and the Mid-Hudson Valley region where 20 to 24 inches of snow is expected from late Monday night through late Tuesday night and will taper off on Wednesday. Peak snowfall will fall on Tuesday during the daylight hours and in these areas, the bulk of the snowfall will from between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Travel will be extremely dangerous from high rates of blowing and drifting snow.

The storm has shifted to the west and will have substantial impacts on the New York City areas. Snow will move into the lower Mid-Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island regions after midnight on Monday. Heavy snow will be begin early Monday evening and will fall at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour for the Tuesday morning rush hour. By the evening commute, there is strong potential for 16 to 20 inches of snow with whiteout conditions throughout the day. Snowfall rates may reach 2 to 4 inches per hour at intermittent periods throughout the day, which will be exacerbated by gusty winds of 40-50 miles per hour in New York City and Long Island. Highest snow totals will be in the northern parts of New York City, Orange and Putnam counties which will see 20 to 24 inches of snow during the duration of the storm. Long Island especially areas near Montauk, will see wind gusts up to 60 mph which could take down tree limbs and power lines. Driving will be especially hazardous on Tuesday for both the morning and evening commutes. Minor coastal flooding is also expected during high tide.


For more I-95 travel information, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide, I-10 Exit Guide and I-75 Exit Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I-95 Travelers in New England May See Treacherous Conditions

Heavy rain and up to 10″ of snow is forecast to begin later today for most of the northeast including including portions of the I-95 corridor.

I-95 travelers can expect heavy rain in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts while snow will fall in New Hampshire and Maine.

Winter Weather Advisory
The National Weather Service in Gray, Maine has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow… which is in effect from 7:00 PM this evening to 5:00 PM EST Wednesday. The advisory calls for snow, with accumulations up to to 6 inches of snow tonight and Wednesday. Snow will make travel difficult.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities… and use caution while
driving.

Today (Tuesday, January 17, 2017)

  • New York City: Rain showers early will evolve into a more steady rain for the afternoon. Chance of rain 90%.
  • Providence, RI: Cloudy with steady rain in the afternoon. Chance of rain 90%
  • Boston, MA: Partly cloudy this morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers this afternoon. Chance of rain 50%.
  • Portsmouth, NH: A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon.
  • Portland, ME: Partly cloudy.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, January 18, 2017)

  • New York City:  Overcast. Cloudy.
  • Providence, RI: Overcast. Rain and drizzle.
  • Boston, MA: Cloudy. Rain is likely. Snow west of Boston. Chance of rain 80%.
  • Portsmouth, NH: Cloudy with rain and snow. Chance of precip 80%.
  • Portland, ME: Snow during the morning will transition to snow showers during the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 80%.

For more I-95 travel info, visit  www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to I-95, America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida! Plus I-95 construction, real-time traffic and road news.

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide,  I-10 Exit Guide , and I-75 Exit Guide.