Severe storms, snow threaten Thanksgiving travel

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Severe storms and possible snow may cause some Thanksgiving travel trouble, according to officials.

“Two main storm systems are expected to impact the Nation with rain, thunderstorms, and winter weather,” the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Prediction Center posted on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

“Be sure to remain weather aware this week and check for local forecasts before traveling,” the service added.

The NWS included information about where the weather could occur, highlighting “heavy rain and strong thunderstorms that are forecast to extend from the Lower Mississippi valley to the Mid-Atlantic.”

They also estimated that a “wintry mix” is possible in New England and Interior Northeast on Tuesday and Wednesday with “heavy snow possible” across the higher elevations within New Hampshire and Maine.

“Severe storms could affect flights in parts of the South and East Coast starting today,” the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) responded to the NWS post.

“Be sure to check your flight status 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 is predicting that 55.4 million Americans are going to travel a minimum of 50 miles between Wednesday and the Sunday following Thanksgiving. 

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) estimated that it will screen 2.6 million passengers Tuesday and 2.7 million passengers on Wednesday, according to The Associated Press.

Sunday could bring even bigger crowds, with the TSA expecting to screen 2.9 million passengers, possibly breaking a record set in June.

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