Thanksgiving travel 2022: Where can travelers expect flight delays and cancellations?


The FOX Forecast Center is monitoring a storm system that could create adverse weather conditions for travel into the second half of the week of Thanksgiving.

Persistent problems remain Western New York, which is digging up more than 6 feet of snow from under it in some areas by a lake-effect blizzard.

Elsewhere during the week, freezing temperatures and inclement weather could cause flight delays and cancellations, impacting the nearly 5 million who are expected to fly over the holiday season.

Here’s a look at how the weather might affect flights around Thanksgiving, and when delays and cancellations might start to creep in.


For air travelers taking to the skies on Wednesday, the weather will be mostly cooperative, with temperatures mild in most areas of the US as a warming trend sweeps into Thanksgiving.

Airlines cancellation numbers were low Wednesday, but delayed flights started to pick up earlier in the day.

The riders are struggling with some rain and fog in the southeast, including Florida.

A ground stop was issued at Miami International Airport Wednesday morning due to fog and an increasing number of flight delays.

Out west, snow and wind gusts could cause travel delays in parts of the northern Rocky Mountains, including airports in Salt Lake City and Montana. However, flight impacts due to weather conditions will be minor.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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