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Will Stormy Weather Affect Thanksgiving Travel?

Features & Advice Janeen Christoff November 18, 2016

Will Stormy Weather Affect Thanksgiving Travel?

PHOTO: Thanksgiving travel could be a nightmare. (photo courtesy of

For those looking forward to heading home for the Thanksgiving holiday, brace yourself, says Conde Nast Traveler

“Here's some bad news for those planning to traverse America’s airports and roads during Thanksgiving week: A stormy weather pattern is forecast to arrive over the busiest travel days of the year, potentially delaying millions of travelers,” wrote Lale Arikoglu. 

AccuWeather reports that a storm system is headed straight for the U.S. — just in time to disrupt the relatively calm weather we are currently enjoying and cause havoc for holiday travelers. The storm will presumably affect the Northern Plains, the Great Lakes and the Northeast. 

“As the travel rush hits its peak by mid-week, those passing through places like Chicago, Minneapolis, Nashville, and New Orleans could all be affected, and heavy rain and snow will sweep over New England's coastline,” Conde Nast reported. 

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And the West Coast is going to have its own storm to muck things up. 

“Rain will reach as far south as San Diego and Los Angeles, and Seattle could suffer from bad weather the day before Thanksgiving,” noted Arikoglu. 

This is all coming during what is expected to be one of the busiest Thanksgiving travel seasons in years. 

Will this be a sign of apocalyptic airport lines and nightmare traffic delays? Read on for more here