Severe storms and possible snow could cause Thanksgiving travel issues, officials say.
“Two main storm systems are expected to impact the nation with rain, thunderstorms and wintry conditions,” the National Weather Service (NWS) forecast center said. posted onformerly known as Twitter.
“Be sure to stay informed about the weather this week and check Weather.gov for local forecasts before traveling,” the service added.
The NWS included information on where the weather could occur, highlighting “heavy rain and thunderstorms expected to extend from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the mid-Atlantic.”
They also estimated that a “wintry mix” is possible across New England and the interior Northeast on Tuesday and Wednesday with “heavy snow possible” over the higher elevations of New Hampshire and Maine.
“Severe storms could affect flights in parts of the South and East Coast beginning today,” the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said. responded to the NWS message.
“Be sure to check the status of your flight with your airline,” the FAA added, with a link to a tracker.
The weather news comes amid possible record numbers of people traveling for Thanksgiving.
AAA projects that 55.4 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles between the Wednesday and Sunday following Thanksgiving.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) estimated it would screen 2.6 million passengers on Tuesday and 2.7 million passengers on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.
On Sunday, the crowds could be even larger, with the TSA expecting to screen 2.9 million passengers, possibly breaking a record set in June.
New York City also issued a travel advisory from Tuesday to Wednesday. In a news release Monday, the city said it was doing so “in anticipation of wet and windy weather conditions.”
“This week, as we focus on family, friends and all the things we are grateful for, New Yorkers should also remember to keep an eye on the weather,” said New York City Mayor York, Eric Adams (D). The version. “We are bracing for heavy rain and strong winds over the next few days, which means everyone should bundle up and wear extra layers when going outside.”
Updated at 2:19 p.m.
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