Wintry Weather Could Cause Thanksgiving Travel Woes

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    Storm Team4's Doug Kammerer has your Tuesday evening weather forecast. (Published Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013)

    Road crews were preparing for ice Monday night, but Tuesday night they are preparing for possible flooding.

    Rain, cold and wind could continue to hamper Thanksgiving travel along the East Coast Wednesday.

    Dismal Driving for Holiday Travellers

    [DC] Dismal Driving for Holiday Travellers
    Northern Virginia Bureau reporter David Culver talks with drivers planning to travel Northern Virginia roads during the holiday. (Published Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013)

    The heaviest rain will fall overnight, but with temperatures rising, icing should not be an issue. Expect lighter rain around the morning rush hour before it moves out about 1 p.m.

    But then the cold air moves in, brininging the possibility of a few snowflakes in the metro region and accumulation further west in the mountains.

    Leaving Town for the Holiday? Not So Fast!

    [DC] Leaving Town for the Holiday?  Not So Fast!
    Northern Virginia Bureau reporter David Culver on drivers and others dealing with a dismal holiday travel day. (Published Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013)

    Thanksgiving could be the coldest since 2000, with a high of 37 but wind chills in the 20s throughout the day.

    Around dawn Tuesday, areas north and west of D.C. saw a little sleet and wet snow, but it melted on roadways. 

    Wintry Weather Could Cause Thanksgiving Travel Woes

    [DC] Wintry Weather Could Cause Thanksgiving Travel Woes
    News4's Erika Gonzalez has the latest details on how the D.C. Metro region is preparing for the first winter storm of the season. (Published Monday, Nov 25, 2013)

    The cold weather isn't just affecting holiday travel. Federal non-emergency employees were encouraged to telework Tuesday, although offices remained open.

    While no school closures have been announced, schools in Page and Orange counties (Va.) opened two hours late Tuesday.

    Region Braces Against Bitter Cold

    [DC] Region Braces Against Bitter Cold
    Feels like Jan-vember! D.C.-area residents bundled up against some of the coldest temperatures we've seen this season. (Published Monday, Nov 25, 2013)

    Even without a major snow threat along the Interstate 95 corridor, the rain and wind alone will be enough to snarl air, road and eventually rail travel.

    Cold Temps Make for Icy Conditions

    [DC] Cold Temps Make for Icy Conditions
    The D.C. are woke up to a cold blast Monday morning. News4's Melissa Mollet has more on what the frigid temperatures left behind at Dupont Circle. (Published Monday, Nov 25, 2013)

    About 43 million people are expected to travel for Thanksgiving, and three million of them plan to fly, according to AAA.

    One- to three-hour airline delays are likely, and a little rain is usually all I-95 needs to get jammed up. Leave early, and pack your patience.

    News4 Crew Ready for Cold; Are You?

    [DC] News4 Crew Ready for Cold; Are You?
    The News4 Crew is bundling up, but Derrick Ward found a special treat in the cold. (Published Sunday, Nov 24, 2013)

    WINTRY STORM MUSCLES ITS WAY ACROSS U.S.

    Delays are already stacking up as the winter storm system that started in the Southwest on Thursday continues to move East.

    The storm has already dumped up to a foot of snow in the mountain regions of Utah and Colorado, and has claimed 13 lives.

    Nearly 600 flights were canceled Monday and scores more delayed across the country, according to FlightAware.com. The site showed a "misery map" for Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and airports in Dallas Fort-Worth, New York, Denver and Washington, D.C.

    The weather led to four fatal storm-related car crashes in Oklahoma over the weekend, and the crash of country star Willie Nelson's tour bus Saturday, injuring several passengers and the driver.

    And in some Connecticut, some 1,000 people were left without power after high winds brought down a major power line in parts of the state.

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