Your Thanksgiving Travel Weather Forecast

Thursday, Nov 28, 2013  |  Updated 12:57 PM EDT
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Storm Team4's Doug Kammerer has your Wednesday evening weather forecast.

Doug Kammerer

Storm Team4's Doug Kammerer has your Wednesday evening weather forecast.

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Today could be the coldest Thanksgiving we've had in about a decade, according to Storm Team4.

 

Winds will slowly diminish Thursday, but until then, wind chills will be in the teens and 20s much of the time, Meteorologist Veronica Johnson reports.

Although some snow was reported Wednesday afternoon throughout the region, most of it didn't stick.

Maryland State Police declared a snow emergency in far western Maryland Wednesday due to the driving conditions and parking wsa prohibited on roads designated snow emergency routes in Garrett County.

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At the region's three major airports, delays were worst Wednesday at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, where some departures and arrivals showed delays of 30 minutes to an hour. Fewer delays were reported at Dulles International and Reagan National airports in northern Virginia, and by the end of the evening, all flights were in.

The massive storm dumped primarily rain on the Washington region, causing slowdowns but no major gridlock. Farther west, the National Park Service closed Skyline Drive because of icy conditions.

An accident on southbound Interstate 95 caused a four-mile backup in northern Virginia. The Virginia Department of Transportation reported six-mile a backup on northbound Interstate 95, but such delays aren't unusual there.

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If you're traveling to New York or Boston, you'll still encounter moderate to heavy rain Wednesday evening.

If you're traveling northwest into Pennsylvania or western New York State, you'll find snow showers and much colder weather.

If you're headed to New England, you'll encounter stronger winds by late Wednesday night into Thanksgiving Day.

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No other major storms will cause any travel delays across the rest of the nation.

Cold Turkey (Day):

Thanksgiving Day will have plenty of sunshine, but temperatures will remain about 20 degrees below average with highs struggling to reach the mid-to-upper 30s.

For shoppers heading out Thanksgiving night or early Friday morning, plan on temperatures in the 20s. This cold high pressure center will begin to head for the Eastern Seaboard on Friday, allowing for a bit of a warm-up as the weekend arrives.

Shop - For a Warm Jacket:

For shoppers heading out Thanksgiving night or early Friday morning, plan on temperatures in the 20s.

This cold high pressure center will begin to head for the Eastern Seaboard on Friday, allowing for a bit of a warm-up as the weekend arrives.

Easier Return Travel:

Highs will be in the 40s on Saturday and Sunday.

The general weather pattern on Sunday should favor a much easier travel day on the roads and in the air.

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