Travel Tracker: Weather could affect Thanksgiving travel across southeast


Snow has started falling across the Channel 9 viewing area Wednesday morning.

According to AAA, about 43.4 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles during the Thanksgiving holiday travel weekend.

The majority of the traveling starts Wednesday, Nov. 27 and ends on Sunday, Dec. 1.


As of midday Wednesday, the rain is changing over to a mix of sleet,rain and snow.

The Charlotte area may even see a complete transition to all snow before the weather tapers off Wednesday afternoon, Severe Weather Center 9 meteorologist Keith Monday said.

No accumulations are expected other than a light amount on the grass.

Temperatures will continue to fall through the afternoon.

Most neighborhoods will fall to near freezing by the early evening.

5-day forecast

In the mountains, accumulating snows will continue through the afternoon and early evening.

Amounts in mountains will add up to 2-4 inches with higher amounts on the ridge tops.

The weather will clear out later in the afternoon and may even see some sunshine.

With the temperatures dropping quickly, a few icy patches will show up on area roadways Wednesday night.

This threat may linger through the night into Thursday.


The weather on Thanksgiving Day looks to be positive across the majority of the country.

Some cold air will filter in on Thursday in Charlotte, but most of the moisture should be on the way out before any real chance of snow.

The timing for all this could change the rain chances and the possible chance of snow.


Thanksgiving Day could see plenty of sunshine, but the temperature could be much colder in the mid-40s.

As the storm pushes up the eastern seaboard Thursday, it could be quite a snow-maker thanks to Winter Storm Boreas.

It is still a long way out, so the forecast will probably change.

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