LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Thanksgiving is just days away, and many are keeping a close eye on the forecast as they plan their trips.
According to AAA, 54.6 million Americans are expected to travel between November 23 and November 27. It would be the third busiest since AAA began tracking in 2000, when most Americans travel by car.
Since most people travel by car, we’ll focus first on the forecast for Arkansas and surrounding states.
In our region, the best days to travel are Tuesday and Wednesday with dry roads and warm temperatures. High temperatures will be above average and warm throughout the week. This means no risk of snow or icy roads!
If you plan to travel on Thanksgiving Day or the days following, you may have to deal with wet roads. There is a chance of rain on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Sunday will be nice with sun and temps in the 60’s!
If you or a family member plans to fly, the risks are minimal. With the exception of rain storms for Arkansas and much of the eastern United States, the weather should not affect flights.
In the end, you’ll be dealing with wet roads locally and national impacts should be minimal.
Hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your loved ones!
– Meteorologist Alex Libby
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