Anyone planning on flying out of the D.C. area Wednesday could be sweating the weather forecasts.
The National Weather Service is calling for rain that day, with a chance of precipitation at 60 percent. The highs will be in the 60s. However, winds could gust to as high as 43 mph.
Travelers face issues up and down the East Coast that day. Weather.com is predicting airline delays from Atlanta to Boston. Other storm systems target Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles.
This Thanksgiving, AAA estimates 49.3 million motorists will be hitting the road and 4.45 million will be taking to the skies. Trains, buses and cruise ships add 1.49 million more, leading to a total traveling population of 55 million. That means a 2.9 percent increase over 2018.
CLEAR & CALM
Very nice conditions today across the DMV region with max sunshine and temps in the 50’s. More the same tomorrow with temps in the 60’s followed by some light showers Wednesday with a front moving thru the area.
— DC MD VA Weather – DMV Weather (@dcmdvaweather) November 25, 2019
There's good news and not-so-good news for Thanksgiving travelers. Wednesday's rain will be light and low-impact, coming to an end by 3-4pm. Sunday, however, is a different deal. More than enough rain to seriously slow travel. Turkey Day will be WINDY. pic.twitter.com/R4v7pOn4U5
— Chuck Bell (@ChuckBell4) November 25, 2019
Watching Thursday's wind forecast closely! Right now it's right at the threshold. https://t.co/ug0euhXozq via @WUSA9 @hbwx @tenacioustopper @miriweather #wusa9weather #thanksgivingdayparade #macysparade
— Melissa Nord (@MelissaNordWx) November 25, 2019
Looking to start hanging the lights? The weather looks great today, tomorrow, and Friday, but I'd hold off on Wednesday & Thursday because of the gusty winds. https://t.co/KCDNSQhxn9 pic.twitter.com/PnEp72DHOe
— Eileen Whelan (@Eileen7News) November 25, 2019
— Alex Liggitt (@7NewsAlex) November 24, 2019