Bad News: Several Major Storms Are Threatening to Ruin Your Thanksgiving Plans

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Photo credit: Willowpix

From Prevention

  • The Thanksgiving 2019 weather forecast predicts snow, rain, and potential blizzards.

  • The Midwest will experience the worst of the winter weather in the days before Thanksgiving.

  • Travelers should expect significant delays, both on the ground and in the air.

We hate to rain on your Thanksgiving Day parade, but next week's weather forecast does not sound good.

According to AccuWeather, at least three major storms are expected to hit various parts of the United States before the upcoming holiday. Parts of the Midwest and Northeast could see a "wintry mix" of snow and rain as early as this weekend and it will only get worse from there.

Beginning on Tuesday, a "significant and potentially very disruptive" storm could deliver heavy snow across a 1,200-mile stretch of the heartland. This winter weather is predicted to spread from Colorado all the way up to parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan by midweek. It's also possible for "blizzard conditions," including high winds and low visibility, to develop in the Upper Midwest on Wednesday—which is the peak time for Thanksgiving travel.

As you might have guessed, this forecast and timing is not a good combination for folks trying to get home for the holidays. The severe weather is likely to cause "substantial delays" for travelers both on the ground and in the sky. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), more than 55 million people across the U.S. are planning to travel at least 50 miles ahead of Thanksgiving and, even with ideal weather conditions, there's "nothing worse than Wednesday."

In other words, you might want to tell Grandma you'll be late for dinner this year.

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