Watch for weather when traveling home from the holidays –


(NewsNation) — Weather could put a cramp in holiday travel as millions return home from their Thanksgiving break.

AAA predicted that 54.6 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home in the US this week, with 4.5 million of those flying. Typically, Wednesday and Sunday are the busiest days of the holiday season but experts said that could shift this year as people work remotely in hopes of missing the holiday crowds.

As of Thursday, travelers were reporting fewer complications than expected, with relatively few canceled flights.

For those returning home by car, weather could snarl up travel plans. The National Weather Service has issued heavy snow warnings

for parts of the Cascades and the Northern Rockies and rain is expected in the Southeast, Ohio Valley, Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions. For Northern New England, that rain could turn to snow Sunday night, causing hazardous driving conditions.

For people traveling by air, things look better. Airline tracking site Flight Aware was only reporting 42 canceled flights and fewer than 1,000 delays for travelers within the US as of Sunday morning.


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