Pinpoint Weather 12: Thanksgiving travel weather

HUGE week of travel this week as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. Fortunately, the weather looks pretty tame across the country. The weather shouldn’t cause too many delays in the lower 48.

Should there be any delays, they would likely face a front off the U.S. east coast on Monday. Rain is possible from Maine to Florida, but showers should be gone by evening. Elsewhere in the middle of the country it gets cold and dry. Some lake-effect snow effects are possible in Michigan.

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About 90% of the land looks dry for Tuesday. Some rain and mountain snow are possible in the Pacific Northwest. Travel? According to the AAA, road traffic will increase by 400% this year. Check the traffic anywhere in the country with our Pinpoint Traffic.

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One of the busiest travel days of the year is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and the weather looks great from Providence, RI to Portland, OR with seasonal temperatures in between. Some mountain snowfalls are possible in the west, including the Denver area, but most major travel centers should be dry.

On Thanksgiving Day itself, New York City will be dry and not particularly windy, so the balloons should be good for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! We will see some showers developing from Ohio to Texas and also in Washington and Oregon.

A mix of clouds and sun with mild temperatures awaits you on Thursday on the way to grandma’s or aunt’s house.

Are you looking for deals on what is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year? The weather will be fine across the country for the most part. The heartland will be dry and cool. That rain, which will be in the middle of the country on Thursday, will penetrate New England on Friday.

In fact, some of this rain can end up as wet snow when colder air arrives. There will be some rain showers and wet snowflakes when traveling to the malls and malls locally, but no snow build-up is expected.

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Saturday and Sunday look dry here in the northeast and across the country.

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