Thanksgiving Travel Trauma: Stormy and Foggy Conditions
A Pacific storm train is causing travel problems for Thanksgiving to the Northwest, while fog blankets major cities in the Midwest. AccuWeather's region-by-region breakdown of how weather might impact Thanksgiving travel can be found below.
Northeast Dry and seasonable weather will continue to dominate the Northeast through midweek, while an area of high pressure dominates. Weather is not expected be a factor for travel leading up to Thanksgiving Day on Thursday.
Southeast Low clouds and spotty showers will linger across the coastal areas of the Carolinas through midweek, while a storm shifts farther east from the coast.
Some clouds and showers are also in store for eastern Florida through midweek. Flight delays may be possible in Miami and Jacksonville.
Meanwhile, the interior Southeast will remain dry through the middle of the week. Weather-related travel problems are not anticipated for cities such as Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham and Memphis.
Midwest Dense fog blanketing portions of the Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota, early Wednesday has been causing flight delays and cancellations.
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Rockies/Plains Much of the Rockies and the Plains will be dominated by dry weather under the influence of high pressure. Very few weather-related travel issues are predicted.
However, a few showers and thunderstorms will rumble across New Mexico and West Texas on Wednesday.
West The Northwest will be the stormiest part of the nation for Thanksgiving travel. Hazardous travel for motorists and flight delays could result from low-elevation rain, mountain snow and high winds.
Rain will persist in Seattle and Portland through Wednesday. Enough rain may fall over saturated ground for flooding to occur in some outlying areas.
Gusty winds will also continue to lash the Northwest into midweek.
Snow will continue fall over major mountain passes, such as Snoqualmie along I-90 in Washington, through midweek. More than a foot of snow can pile up over some of the mountain passes. Motorists traveling for Thanksgiving can run into slippery and hazardous travel. Check for restrictions such as traction tires before traveling.
Rain and low clouds will reach southward into northern California through midweek. Flight delays are likely in San Francisco.
Even farther south, dry and mild weather is in store for Southern California and the interior Southwest.
Content contributed by Meteorologists Andy Mussoline and Matt Alto. Story by Meghan Evans, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist.
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