Holiday travel conditions will likely bring about more feelings of frustration than thankfulness this week. Forecasters are predicting two storms making their way across the country to bring a mix of rain, snow and wind from coast to coast.
According to FlightAware, around 550 flights have been cancelled and more than 600 have been delayed. More than 20-million-people from California to Michigan are currently under a winter weather advisory as what is considered to be a "historic" storm makes its way towards the Oregon-California border. It's predicted to continue making its way across the Midwest, leaving behind as much of a foot of snow.
Meanwhile in the Northeast, strong winds and rains could not only ground planes, but also the floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Experts believe Sunday will be a travel nightmare as more ferocious winds and heavy rain hammers the Northeast. Conditions across the country are expected to lead to a lot of slick roads, low visibility and dangerous travel conditions.
Weather aside, traffic jams in major cities are going to start earlier than normal this holiday season. AAA says folks hitting the road this afternoon could see triple commute times – especially in L.A, New York, Atlanta and Washington DC. As we told you before, AAA estimates more than 55-million holiday travelers between today and Sunday, up more than 1.6-million from last year.
Source: USA Today