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Severe Storms May Put a Dent in Thanksgiving Travel

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If you're traveling to see your family for Thanksgiving, you definitely want to keep a close eye on the weather forecast. This year, a severe winter storm may be brewing right before the holiday, and if it's as bad as expected, it may interrupt some people's traveling plans.

According to AccuWeather, the big storm is threatening to hit the Midwest and the East Coast this weekend, potentially lasting until next week and bringing a mix of rain, snow, and wind. Not only could this major storm possibly deliver a wintry mix to the North, it may also mean strong thunderstorms for the South. Yikes! Is nowhere safe in this Thanksgiving weather forecast?

It's worthwhile to note that it's too early to say exactly what path the winter storm will take, but judging by these predictions, it looks like some travelers may have a tougher time than others getting to their final destination — and to that tasty turkey dinner.

AccuWeather Long-Range Meteorologist Evan Duffey said, “We will have to wait and see the exact storm track, but at least some travel delays can be expected across the Northeast from heavy rain, snow and some rather strong winds.”

It's also good to keep in mind that the storm is predicted to hit a few days before the holiday, and not on the actual Turkey Day itself. However, if lots of flights get canceled and delayed before Thanksgiving, chances are that many of them will be carried on over to one of the craziest and most hectic days for travel in the year.

In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for weather updates and be prepared that you may need to allow for additional travel time. Your pumpkin pie awaits, after all!

If you have a long flight ahead of you for the holidays this year, here's what you should wear to stay comfy:

h/t Travel and Leisure

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