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Getting Back Home, Watching the Northwest

29 Nov 2013, 1:03 pm

Getting Back Home

According to AAA, around 43.4 million people travel at least 50 miles from home over the Thanksgiving holiday. Ninety percent of those people will be travelling by automobile, or roughly 38.9 million people. (For more stats from AAA: http://newsroom.aaa.com/category/travel/).  Here’s the good news, nationwide the weather pattern is remaining very quiet through the weekend.  No major storm to snarl traffic by road or by air.

Mainly cool and dry conditions will persist across the Central and Eastern US.  Temperatures will remain below average but their will be plenty of sunshine to keep the roadways clear.

The Northwest will the area to watch in the next few days.  The next storm is approaching and it will be spreading rain into the coastal areas and snow into the Mountains. Map below shows potential 5 day precipitation totals with the highest amounts near western Washington and into the Northern Rockies.

In the wake of this system, temperatures will be dropping rapidly. Check out Billings, MT as the high temperatures falls from the 50s to the single digits in just a few days.

Sunday Travel Outlook

Watching the for trouble spots in the Northwest for Sunday but mainly dry conditions across the rest of the nation.

Check back for more updates.

Meteorologist Gretchen Mishek

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