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Tricky Thanksgiving Travel?

22 Nov 2019, 7:44 am


Mother Nature could throw snow, wind and rain to a wide swath of the country next week – just in time for the busiest travel week of the year.

A series of storm systems may combine to lead to significant travel impacts next week for a wide swath of the country. The first system to watch for arrives this weekend along the East Coast. A strong cold front is expected to turn into an offshore low this weekend, potentially bringing heavy rain and wind to New York City, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. That could disrupt early Thanksgiving travel on Saturday and Sunday.

Next week, a storm is expected to move out of the Rockies and onto the Plains, bringing rain and snow to parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes. While details are still vague this far out, it could lead to travel woes at busy travel hubs like Chicago and Minneapolis.

Finally, a third storm could add to travel disruptions on Wednesday and on Thanksgiving itself. This storm, though, is expected to move onto the West Coast, potentially leading to rain in San Francisco and Los Angeles and potentially significant mountain snowfall in the Rockies and Sierra Nevada.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on a potentially active week of weather ahead.


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Meredith is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist as designated by the American Meteorological Society.  She was born and raised in Cleveland but has worked from coast to coast covering almost every type of weather.  Meredith is a weather, space, and STEM journalist and has been live out in the field during destructive tropical storms on the Gulf Coast of Florida, raging wildfires in Southern Cali... Load Morefornia, and covered the wreckage from tornadoes in the Great Plains. In 2009, she reported on the damaging hail storm during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and in 2017, the historic California winter storms that produced record rain totals and devastating flash flooding.  Prior to joining WeatherNation, Meredith worked at KEYT/KKFX in Santa Barbara, CA, KOTA-TV in Rapid City, SD, WWSB-TV in Sarasota, FL, and began her career as an intern at WGN-TV in Chicago.  She was Santa Barbara's "Favorite Weathercaster of the Year" in 2016 and the Community Partner of the Year in 2017 for her volunteer work with Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties and awarded with the 2018 Valparaiso University Alumni Association First Decade Achievement Award. Meredith is the current chair of the American Meteorological Society's Station Scientist Committee, which focuses on raising greater awareness & outreach when it comes to science education for viewers.  She's also an accomplished journalist, producing weather and science stories including rocket launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base and the new GOES-16 satellite and it's impacts on weather forecasting.  Meredith was personally invited by NASA's Johnson Space Center to interview astronauts on the International Space Station and was the only meteorologist in the nation to do an exclusive report accompanying the GOES-West satellite from Colorado to Florida, reporting on and covering it's launch in 2018.  Meredith's also worked on features that took her paragliding along the coast, white water rafting in Northern California, learning to surf in the Pacific Ocean, and how to be an aerial photographer while flying a single engine plane! Say hi on Facebook, Twitter, & LinkedIn!

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