Three storms could complicate travel plans this Thanksgiving

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Three storms brewing across the country have the potential to complicate travel plans as millions of Americans plan to hit the roads and the skies for Thanksgiving.

With 7 million Californians expected to travel this weekend, our highways will be packed with drivers in one of this winter’s worst rain storms yet, impacting Oregon, California and Nevada. And snow could hinder holiday travel in higher elevations.

Snow and sleet will be layering the West, Midwest and East Coast as three storms start to set up shop over the states with millions of Americans in their path. In the northeast, from as far north as Maine, down to Philadelphia, New York and Boston, heavy and freezing rain is expected to turn to snow early in the week. The snow started falling on Friday in Denver, and the rain to snow combo is headed for the Midwest with Chicago and parts of Wisconsin and Michigan in sights.

There are 1.6 million more travelers expected this year than in 2018 and, with a decline in gas prices, many are opting to for the asphalt, but the impending weather could make it much harder.

The California Highway Patrol says. while the Thanksgiving week can be the busiest time on the roads, it can also be the deadliest, stressing that drivers must play it slow, safe and sober.

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