Winter storms to sweep through much of U.S. Thanksgiving Week
It’s going to feel a lot more like the middle of winter for many in the U.S. this holiday weekend due to a series of snowstorms making their way across the country.
Difficult travel conditions are expected with these storm systems — from slippery, snow-covered roads to airport delays (Check ahead!).
One storm will continue to bring heavy snow and strong, gusty winds to a large part of the Central U.S. through Wednesday. Be sure to check the forecast to avoid the worst weather when making your travel plans.
Another powerful storm system is slamming into the western U.S. this week, resulting in heavy mountain snow and strong winds. Hurricane-force winds are expected just off the coast of Oregon and Northern California.
From Thanksgiving Day through the weekend, the storm from out West will push eastward and bring more snow and strong winds to the Rockies, Northern Plains, Great Lakes and Northeast.
What to do?
- With so much wind, snow, ice and colder temperatures on the horizon, be sure to check out these winter weather safety tips.
- Get the the most up-to-date local forecast wherever you find yourself this weekend: Just type in your Zip Code at www.weather.gov.
- Stay tuned: Get late-breaking weather updates and alerts from your local news outlets and NOAA National Weather Service social media channels.
- Snow or no? Get your snowstorm smarts on with these 8 forecast tools you can use.
Have a very happy and peaceful Thanksgiving. Safe travels to all!