3 Storms to Make Thanksgiving Week Travel Miserable

By Anna Breuer on 24 November 2019
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As nearly 55 million people in the United States prepare to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday – an estimated 49 million on the roads – a forecast that includes severe winter weather in some parts of the country has some leaving for grandmother’s house and other destinations a bit earlier than usual.

While the forecast is still subject to change, it’s nonetheless likely that many holiday travelers will encounter inhospitable conditions as the week progresses.

No matter where you are traveling to or from, be prepared for flight delays and poor driving conditions.DSC_0006 (2)

The first storm will bring heavy rain to the East Coast and impact travel on Sunday, a second storm will hit the Midwest on Tuesday, and a third storm will pummel the West Coast on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service is predicting locally heavy rainfall along the I-95 corridor from Philadelphia to New York City and to Boston for Sunday, while farther inland, winter weather advisories for moderate to heavy snow are in effect from northern Pennsylvania to northern Maine.

Meanwhile, a front is moving east from the Pacific Ocean to the Northern Plains, the agency said, bringing snow from the Central Plains to the Upper Great Lakes region. Chicago will see rain Tuesday afternoon that will change over to snow later that evening.  Parts of Michigan and Wisconsin will get hit by heavy snow before the storm moves out.

Temperatures will drop noticeable as the week progresses, but the Midwest should be dry on Thanksgiving Day.

A second area of low pressure will take aim at California bringing heavy rain on Thanksgiving Day from Los Angeles to San Diego, while the same system will blanket the Sierras with snow.

Meanwhile, in the Northeast, those attending the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will see average temperatures for late November and partly cloudy skies.

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