Travel is expected to hit a record high during the holiday weekend. According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), more than five million passengers are expected to travel by air between Tuesday and Wednesday. Additionally, AAA expects more than 55 million U.S. residents to travel at least 50 miles ground beginning Wednesday.
Unfortunately, many travelers will run into weather challenges. Severe storms are expected to pass through much of the South and the East Coast beginning Tuesday. Furthermore, the National Weather Service predicts rain and thunder will “extend from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the Mid-Atlantic as a storm system progresses toward the East Coast.” Not to mention, “moderate to heavy snow” is expected in the northern Rockies and a “wintry mix” is predicted to spread throughout the New England area.
“Two main storm systems are expected to impact the Nation with rain, thunderstorms, and winter weather,” the National Weather Service stated.
“A wintry mix is possible across New England and the Interior Northeast Tues.-Weds., with heavy snow possible across the higher elevations of New Hampshire and Maine.”