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National Christmas Travel Forecast

19 Dec 2016, 6:17 am

Here’s a look at the week ahead to give you a sneak peak at what you can expect in the air and on the roads:


As a cold front exits the southeast (still bringing a few thunderstorms to Florida), another storm system will move in from the northwest coast. This will bring high winds, snow, and dangerous travel conditions. Temperatures will be warmer than the weekend, but still on the chilly side.


The system in the northwest will push into the high plains as a quick clipper system brushes the upper Midwest. High pressure at the surface will keep much of the country quiet and dry. Temperatures will continue on a gradual warming trend.


The best chance for snow will be with a cold front gliding through the Great Lakes. Temperatures in the high plains may drop a few degrees behind the cold front, but otherwise they should still be on the upswing.


A low will transition into the northeast, bringing some light snowfall. High pressure will dominate the center of the country, while another wave of energy brings cloud cover and snow to the northwest. Most locations will see high temperatures reach the 30s, 40s, or 50s.



A cold front will drop temperatures in the high plains by Sunday.


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