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Day Before Thanksgiving Travelcast

Jason Samenow @ 8:30 AM

Photo by Mark Young
Where are you going?
Where do you go?
- Dave Matthews Band

Today is the busiest travel day of the year, and mother nature isn't doing her part to make it easy. As advertised in Monday's post, the eastern third of the nation will experience inclement weather today -- from rain in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, severe thunderstorms in the Southeast (including Nashville and Atlanta), to a narrow band of snow in the Midwest (from St. Louis to Chicago and then to Detroit Wednesday night).

*Forecast Updated 8:30am* (Previous forecast indicated break from rain this afternoon, that is not likely based on the latest information)
Around here, the morning hours will bring a continuation of the weather we've had since Saturday...low clouds and temperatures in the 50s, with perhaps a bit of drizzle. A warm front will move through midday, with a band a rain, that will affect the area late morning into the afternoon. Rainfall amounts will be around 0.5". By late afternoon temperatures should reach the low 60s.

The evening will be showery and breezy, and a rumble of thunder can't be ruled out. Temperatures will remain quite mild -- in the low 60s.

With the rain around, and unsettled weather at other airports in the eastern U.S., delays are likely at Dulles, BWI and Reagan National. Remember to check flight status before heading to the airport. Travel safely.

Right now Thanksgiving day looks to be very windy, with steady temperatures in the 50s in the wake of the cold front moving through late tonight.

Travel Resources--

Airlines: United, Delta, American, Southwest, Continental, Northwest, US Air
Trains: Amtrak
Airports: Reagan National, Dulles, BWI

Pictured: A Boeing 747 heads for a landing at Dulles last Friday, courtesy Mark Young,

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