People returning home from Thanksgiving festivities may encounter travel delays

People returning home from Thanksgiving festivities may encounter travel delays as a series of storms crisscross the country.
A strengthening cold front, followed by another fast-moving system, will impact many from the Plains to the Midwest, and even the Northeast.
Friday's weather travel hot spotsRain, wind, and snow are all possible across the Northeast on Friday.
"Right now, we are looking at sustained winds at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts of 25 to 35 mph," says the National Weather Service (NWS) office in New York City.
Wind is one of the main causes of travel delays in the late autumn and winter months, and this weekend will be no exception.
We could see airport delays on Friday due to wind and a few delays due to snow and de-icing in New England.
pic.twitter.com/uxE7sF1OqI — NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) November 25, 2021Cold temperatures will follow, impacting the vast majority of the eastern half of the country.
The Pacific Northwest will also be at risk for travel delays through Friday, with another atmospheric river event getting set to impact the area.
Saturday's weather travel hot spotsMajor cities on the East Coast are off the hook Saturday, but parts of northern New England can still see snowfall.
Wind gusts are likely to reach 40 mph, but Saturday still looks like the better travel day in this region.
Sunday's weather travel hot spotsBy Sunday, a quick-moving storm system could bring a brief shot of snow to the Midwest and Great Lakes.
Overall, the weather will have some impact on travel, but it won't be the ginormous snarl of mounting airport delays we have seen some years.
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