Thanksgiving 2017 Forecast and Travel Index

Thanksgiving travel this year does not look too terrible overall in the East, with the exception of a few areas. The first most hazardous area during the travel timeframe would be around the Great Lakes, as lake-effects snows are expected.  The forecast covers from the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to Black Friday. We are expecting some unsettled conditions in the East in the form of rain.

The Legend for the map is as follows:

A – Lake-effect snows behind departing cold fronts, windy, and snow squalls. Any bands that do develop could put down decent amounts of snow. Mainly expected in the PA mountains and even along I-80, so if you’re using the PA/NY/OH interstates, be prepared for reduced visibility and road conditions. Anticipate delays. 

B – A storms develops in the Deep South Wednesday, and then rides up the coast on Thanksgiving and Friday. I-95 could have some travel issues heading home from turkey day in the form of showers and areas of steadier rain. Anticipate delays heading home.

C- No real issues anticipated, tranquil, with some clouds otherwise chance of showers anytime in the forecast period. These areas should be free from any type of travel headache.

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Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!