Weather Blog: Tricky Turkey Week Travel

Posted at 7:59 AM, Nov 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-23 08:59:35-05

Good Saturday bloggers,

We are entering the busiest travel week of the year and the weather pattern is going to become quite active. The best travel days will be today through Monday.

Let's go day by day.

SATURDAY: A storm system will be tracking across the eastern part of the country and this will be the main storm across the USA. This could impact travel from Atlanta to Cleveland.

SUNDAY: This will be another good travel day as a storm system exits the eastern USA. We will see some nice fall weather and this will be a good day for yard work and putting up the Christmas lights.

MONDAY: This is a good travel day as well, before the pattern becomes quite active. There will be snow showers in the northern Rockies and this is the start of a Tuesday storm system. We will see nice weather around here with highs 55°-60°.

TUESDAY: The weather becomes tricky as we could see a snowstorm from Denver to northwest Kansas to Omaha and Des Moines. It looks like the snow will stay north of our area, but we will need to watch this closely.

WEDNESDAY: The storm system from Tuesday will be racing into the Great Lakes into New England. It may impact Chicago, Detroit and Milwaukee. The big cities in the east may have impacts as well, such as Boston, Newark, NYC and DC. We then turn our attention to the western USA as a storm system races northeast from Baja, CA and a big storm moves on to the west coast. Look at the temperature in Denver Wednesday morning, 8°! Ouch!

THANKSGIVING DAY: The storm racing north from Baja, CA will be spreading a variety of precipitation to the Plains. We could see snow here during the morning. Now, this data suggests the storm will rapidly fall apart as it moves north, so by afternoon and evening there is almost no precipitation left and we hardly saw much snow and rain. We will have to watch this closely as it may not fall apart so fast. Regardless of how quickly it falls apart, it should exit by the Plaza Lighting. So, at this time it looks dry and cold for the Plaza Lighting. If there is some snow prior to the lighting ceremony it will add to the beauty of the Plaza and the lights. The western USA will be dealing with quite a large storm system.

FRIDAY: The big western storm system will be moving east and a large area of rain, mix and snow will develop in the middle of the USA. This will have impacts over a huge piece of real estate, basically all locations west of the Mississippi river. We could see a cold rain with highs 35°-45°.

NEXT WEEKEND: The big western storm will be moving east and all locations east of the Rockies will be likely having travel impacts.

Have a great weekend.