Travelers all over the US needs to prepare umbrellas and expect travel delays during Thanksgiving week. There seems to be a pattern of rainy and stormy weather coming in over the past few days.
The Weather Channel stated that wet and snowy weather is likely this weekend. Even though the weather conditions for the following week is still not clear, there is a low-pressure system that may bring travel delays and problems as it is projected to move across the US. This weather pattern is a bound to have an impact for people who are traveling for the Thanksgiving.
According to American Automobile Association (AAA), this year more people are traveling farther during the Thanksgiving week compared to previous years. In fact, AAA has projected a one million increase of Americans who will travel 50 miles or more from Nov. 23 to Nov. 27. That would be an estimated amount of 48.7 million Americans traveling for Thanksgiving.
However, the current weather conditions will make this busiest cross-country travel a bit harder. This will also affect people traveling by air or by roads earlier and wish to avoid the holiday travel rush may still encounter some rain falls. Undisturbed and clear weather are foreseen to have an end this week.
Senior Meteorologist Henry Margusity from AccuWeather said that a storm will reconstruct after causing blizzard and snowstorm at the northern Plains. This incoming weather condition may affect the Great Lakes and Northeast starting this weekend. Motorists passing through the Interstate 68, I-79, I-80, I-90 and I-99, Pennsylvania Turnpike and Southern Tier Expressway on Saturday night and Sunday may expect slippery conditions. They are advised to travel with caution on these days.
Clusters of lake-effect snow may appear regardless of the absence of heavy snows in the area. Strong winds may potentially travel in an easterly direction and may cause road and airline delays for travelers from Chicago to Detroit and Pittsburgh from Saturday to Sunday. The same road and air travel delays may affect travelers from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia and New York from Sunday to Monday.
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