WATE 6 On Your Side Storm Team Thanksgiving 2018 travel forecast


AAA projects that 54.3 million people will travel 50 or more miles from  home during the holiday, a 4.8 percent increase from last year and the greatest Thanksgiving volume since 2005. The day before Thanksgiving is usually considered the busiest travel day of the entire year although the whole weekend will be full of travelers.

While there are no major issues with the weather in the eastern part of the the United States, there could be some issues out west.

We look great in Knoxville and the Southeast with some cold rain or mix possible in New England.

A few showers are possible along the Texas coast while most of the Midwest stays dry. Heavy rain and mountain snows could cause some landslides in the Western states and while landslides aren’t usually a good thing, it does mean rain will help with the fire effort.

There is not much change in the Thanksgiving Day forecast nationally except that the Northeast improves. Two thirds of the U.S. should have decent weather for Thanksgiving Day, while the west will get more mountain snow and valley rain.

If flying, remember to check ahead with your carrier to make sure there are no delays.

Here in Knoxville you can expect a dry Wednesday and Thanksgiving with highs in the 50s. Rain chances could increase late on Black Friday. 

Remember to download the WATE 6 On Your Side weather app and keep the forecast handy where ever you go.

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