Thanksgiving Travelers Face Vexing Weather

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. 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.

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