Travel and Thanksgiving go togeher like turkey and dressing and for 2023, some places in the U.S., will be dry while others will be wet and cold.
Here is the Thanksgiving week travel weather forecast from AccuWeather.
A large storm could gather over the central and eastern U.S., which may cause a ripple effect of travel disruptions leading up to the holiday.
“A storm will develop along a slow-moving cold front and will produce moderate to heavy rain from the Ohio and Tennessee valleys to the East Coast Tuesday,” AccuWeather Long-Range Expert Paul Pastelok said.
The storm will advance eastward into Wednesday, creating an uptick in weather-related delays across more than a dozen states.
Atlanta, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston and Detroit are just a handful of the travel hubs that could face disruptive weather ahead of Thursday. Flight delays and cancellations at these hubs could have a ripple effect across the country, potentially impacting flights to and from cities where there are calmer weather conditions.
Southern California will be dry and warm pleasant with temperatures in the low 70s (tho mid-50s at night so pack a couple of sweaters or sweatshirts) and mostly sunny.
Wintry weather could cause slippery travel on highways in the nation’s center
“The week starts wet in the Plains with a change to snow in the Upper Midwest for early travel concerns. Snow showers will linger in the northern Plains and Midwest through the holiday,” Pastelok said.
The chance of rain and snow may also slow travel on the roads and at airports across the northern Rockies and into parts of the Northwest.
However, there is some good news for folks heading home following Thanksgiving Day gatherings. The volatile weather pattern leading up to the holiday will subside, paving the way for more favorable travel conditions on Black Friday and throughout the weekend.
Pastelok said that there could be some rain or snow showers across the Great Lakes and Northeast, as well as across the Northwest and northern Rockies, but most of the U.S. should have drier weather.