Holiday travel outlook

Nov. 24, 2015: The weather can make a mess of holiday travel, especially as we get into the later months of the year and have to deal with snow, cold, and ice.

Thankfully, we don’t have to deal with that for a 2nd week in a row. The Pacific Northwest gets a heaping does of winter leading up to the holiday.

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Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Weather Advisories, and even a few Blizzard Warnings stretch from Seattle to Wyoming. Up to a foot of snow will fall across these states in the next day or so, which could snarl holiday traffic.

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As for the rest of the country, the weather is quiet until the heavy rain showers get going on Thanksgiving. The heavy rain will affect the middle of the country, then slide east by the weekend.

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Closer to home, we’ll be dealing with fog tomorrow as the snowpack melts in our area. Remember to slow down on the roads if you encounter hard-to-see conditions.

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By Thursday, we will see drizzly weather through most of the day, then rain showers Thursday evening and night. Those showers may be heavy at times, which could lead to 1″ to 2″ of new rainfall between Thursday and Friday morning. Plan accordingly, as the showers may slow down your drive, or leave plenty of puddles and mud in your or your host’s house if you get a game of backyard football going before dinner!

-Alex

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This post was written by Alex Kirchner on November 24, 2015

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