Photograph: David Zalubowski/APRain, snow and severe storms could disrupt Thanksgiving travel plans in the US
The Transportation Security Administration predicts ” busiest” holiday season on record as severe weather likely to hit the Central, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Storms and severe weather this holiday week Thanksgiving is likely to disrupt travel plans across much of the United States. .
The forecasts come as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects “the holiday travel season to be the busiest on record.”
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“[This week] TSA plans to screen 2.6 million passengers on Tuesday… 2.7 million passengers on Wednesday… and 2.9 million passengers on Sunday… which will likely be busiest travel day,” the press release says.
Starting Monday, the storm will move across the South with rain, snow and possible thunderstorms, starting in the southern Plains and moving through Louisiana, Arkansas and the Mississippi Valley. As a result, heavy rainfall will occur in the central part of the United States.
Tornadoes are also possible, especially in Louisiana and Mississippi.
In the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, wind and rain could disrupt airports in major cities such as New York, Washington and Philadelphia.
Wednesday New England regions – Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut – may see snow on the roads.
Things look better later in the week. Thanksgiving is forecast to be cool and dry in the central and eastern United States.
As for the weekend after Thanksgiving, a time when many return home, East Coast residents should prepare for another storm. But West Coast residents should see some nice weather.
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Historically, the busiest days for travel in the US are typically the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving , and also Sunday. after Thanksgiving.
But TSA assured travelers they were ready.
TSA Administrator David Pekoske said, “We are ready.” expected volumes, and are working closely with our airline and airport partners to prepare for this busy holiday travel season.”