JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Mississippians are traveling across the country in what is anticipated to be one of the busiest Thanksgiving travel weeks ever. With a major storm system pushing through the Southeast mid week, some travel plans may be impacted. Here is your day by day travel forecast from Storm Team 12 for wherever you may be headed.
Tuesday – Cold Front Brings Showers & Storms
A cold front will arrive late Tuesday in Mississippi, but cloud cover will be increasing across much of the Deep South. Georgia and the Carolinas will be dry, while showers increase in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. A few strong and severe storms are possible late Tuesday night. Overall, showers and storms shouldn’t cause any significant airline delays.
Wednesday – Cold Front & Rain Pushes East
On Wednesday the cold front pushes east, bringing rain and storms to Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas. It will be dry, but not much cooler behind the front in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana. Cloud cover will be stubborn as skies remain mostly cloudy across the Southeast.
Thanksgiving Day – Dry but Cloudy
Thanksgiving Day will be dry across the majority of the Southeast with highs temperatures in the 60s. A major storm system will be centered in the Great Plains and Rockies, bringing strong storms and heavy snowfall to the Heartland. The Northeast will be clear, cool, and windy. Some gusts could reach over 30 miles per hour, so balloons in the Macy’s Parade could be grounded. Clear and cool weather along the West Coast for Thursday.
Black Friday – Warm as Next Storm System Nears
Friday will continue the mostly cloudy skies across the Southeast, but temperatures will be warmer, in the 70s for Mississippi and Louisiana as warm flow from the south precedes our next cold front. The showers and storms from that front will be impacting Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas by Friday afternoon. That storm system will likely arrive in Mississippi Saturday night bringing some stronger storms.
Saturday will start off quiet, as winds shift to the south, becoming gusty at times, and temperatures rise into the mid 70s. Around early afternoon, though, a cold front will approach, and showers and thunderstorms will develop. Some of the thunderstorms are likely to become strong to severe.
This comes as parts of the viewing area are still recovering from strong storms earlier this week. Here’s the forecast, as of 4:00 PM Friday (11/29) afternoon.
Thunderstorm activity will wrap-up by daybreak Sunday, and we’ll see mostly sunny skies and seasonably cool temperatures through mid-week.
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