(KXAN) — One storm is exiting the East Coast Monday, while another enters the West Coast. Here’s how these storms will affect nationwide travel this week.
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is usually one of the busiest travel days of the year, and so far, this year’s looks to be fantastic. Most areas of the country will experience dry conditions with seasonable temperatures for most of the Lower 48.
The only major watches and warning from the National Weather Service across the U.S. are generally low-risk for travel delays. Freeze warnings and Frost Advisories for the Southeast. While Southern California has Fire Weather Warnings and High Wind Warnings.
One of the only exceptions may be travel to and from the Front Range of Colorado where rain and snow showers are possible, including the Denver metro and Denver International Airport. The storm over the Rockies Wednesday will be the same one to impact Central Texas on Thanksgiving.
If you save your travel plans for the day of Thanksgiving, you may want to try and take advantage of the mostly dry conditions on Wednesday, especially if you’re traveling away from Central Texas.
The storms system over the Rockies will eject across the center of the country, bringing a chance of rain and storms from Texas up to Illinois, with snow possibly in the Upper Midwest.
Temperatures will also fall behind the cold front. With highs in the 50s for most of the Southern Tier, and 30s and 40s for highs in the Northern Tier.
The storm system responsible for bringing Central Texas a rainy Thanksgiving will continue to move to the east. A line of showers and storms will affect travel along the East Coast for most of the day, including Black Friday shopping and any outdoor events like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York City.
Temperatures stay chilly for the eastern third of the U.S. While temperatures slowly rebound for the western two thirds of the country.