Rain expected during busy Thanksgiving holiday


Millions of people taking to the roads and skies over the Thanksgiving holiday aren’t expected to face any significant weather problems, but several storms in the South and Northeast could affect travelers. It may cause some problems.

Most of the country is expected to experience mild, mild weather on Wednesday, but the northern Rocky Mountains are expected to see some snow showers.

By Thanksgiving Day, the central and southern Rocky Mountains will see snow, while the deep South will experience heavy rain and several thunderstorms that can cause airport and transportation delays.

American Automobile Association 54.6 million expected travel more than 50 miles from home on Thanksgiving, up 1.5% from last year.

This year is predicted to be the third busiest for Thanksgiving trips since AAA began tracking it in 2000.

According to the National Weather Service, powerful storms are possible in southeastern Texas and southern Louisiana.

Thunderstorms are expected in Houston before the cold front, with temperatures in the low 60s in the evening and lows in the 70s during the day.

A few showers in the northeast on Friday. Atlanta could get a wet start as the rain moves into the southeastern United States by Friday morning.

A second storm system brings more rain in the South throughout the day, from New Orleans to Memphis to Atlanta.

Rain is expected to move northeast from Washington, DC to New York City and Boston on Sunday, one of the busiest travel days of the year.

The Transportation Security Administration estimates that more than 2.5 million people will be screened at airport security checkpoints on Sunday.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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