SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends, but it also means lots of traveling. 22News Storm Team Meteorologist Jennifer Pagliei has been working on a travel forecast for the next couple of days.
Good news at least for western Massachusetts is that we won’t be seeing any snow, like we did last year.
Leaving yourself an extra 15 minutes, or a couple hours, all depends on how your getting around. Planes, trains, and cars, are all ways we use to go see their loved ones. But the weather plays a huge role in traveling.
With Thanksgiving being one of the busiest travel days of the year, traffic is expected, and the weather affects just how much traffic and delays you could be seeing.
Looking at the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, If you’re flying, the trouble spots nation wide look to be Dallas, Chicago, and Denver.
Bringing it back along in the Northeast we can expect a treat. Wednesday sunny and dry with temperatures in the 40’s and Thursday also staying dry with highs in the lower 50’s.
If your staying here in western Massachusetts, you can expect mild temperatures and partly sunny skies.
22News talked to one individual who flew in early missing the busy travel day commute.
Lisa Nardi, from Springfield, told 22News, “It really wasn’t as bad for a 3 legged flight Portland to Phoniex early in the morning, nice easy, fast ahead of schedule.”
22News also talked a local resident who plans to take a different route.
Mark Cross, from Agawam, told 22News, “I try to avoid the highway basically I don’t like dealing with a lot of people so I take the back roads and shortcuts cause I know all the area.”
At least it will be dry this Thanksgiving for all travelers here in western Massachusetts.
Stay with the 22News Storm Team as they continue to track the holiday weather.
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