In the days leading up to a big trip, you probably pull up your weather app and look hopefully at the week ahead, praying you don’t see that little rain cloud icon. If that big trip happens to fall during this Thanksgiving week, you may be in for a rude awakening. Storms predicted for the Northeast, Central, and Western US are projected to bring heavy rain and snow all week.
The Northeast will see moderate rainfall from NYC to eastern Maine through early Monday, and the northern part of New England — including northern New Hampshire and Maine — has already received some snow over the weekend. Luckily, it’s supposed to be relatively clear throughout the remainder of the week.
Out West, a developing cold front is moving across the Rocky Mountains, bringing snow to Idaho, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming on Monday, and Nebraska and Kansas on Tuesday. Colorado and southeast Wyoming in particular should expect heavy snow from Monday night into Tuesday, totalling up to a foot.
Heavy snow likely over the northern mountains and northeast Colorado Monday night into Tuesday. The heaviest snow is expected north of Interstate 70, where a widespread foot of snow could fall. Still some uncertainty, but considering alternate travel plans is appropriate. #cowx pic.twitter.com/76gaSVJv5W
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) November 24, 2019
In this week’s most wide-ranging weather event, mixed precipitation is expected from New Mexico all the way to Michigan from Tuesday morning through Sunday.
Are you traveling this Thanksgiving? Tdy: areas heavy snow-Northeast, otherwise, wintry mix – northern states. Mon/Tue: heavy mountain snow – West and Central Rockies/Plains, wintry mix or snow – mountains in Desert SW to Grt Lakes to western interior, and showers in Central U.S. pic.twitter.com/uwFgAq9Nf3
— National Weather Service (@NWS) November 24, 2019
So whether it’s rain or snow in your area, make sure you plan your Thanksgiving travel accordingly, and be ready for some flight delays in the affected regions.