Update: November 27, 2019 at 8:20 a.m. ET

The heavy snow and high winds that plagued Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska Tuesday have moved East to the upper Midwest on Wednesday as travelers continue to hit the roads and skies ahead of Thanksgiving.

Nearly 1/3rd of the country is under weather alerts. pic.twitter.com/YSfLPc9W5b

— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) November 26, 2019

According to ABCNews.com, the winter storm is expected to impact travel throughout South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, while a “bomb cyclone” is expected to dump snow on California and Oregon.

This intense storm moving into Oregon and Northern California has undergone #bombogenesis. Snow, rain and strong winds will make travel conditions difficult in parts of the West as the storm moves through the region: https://t.co/65wr3Hkl3y pic.twitter.com/ZbuEcNfvau

— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) November 26, 2019

According to FlightAware.com, over 100 flights within, into or out of the United States were canceled Wednesday morning and another 300-plus have been delayed. On Tuesday, 662 flights were canceled and another 4,377 were delayed.

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport were the facilities most impacted by the storms Wednesday morning.

Where will you be on Thanksgiving? pic.twitter.com/pVEO3Qzy82

— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) November 26, 2019


Update: November 26, 2019 at 2:50 p.m. ET

As travelers continue to prepare for Thanksgiving travel and begin hitting the road, a snowstorm is blanketing parts of the Rockies and impacting flights at key hubs in the region, including Denver International Airport.

According to FlightAware.com, over 570 flights within, into or out of the United States were canceled Tuesday and another 1,200-plus have been delayed. Carriers are asking travelers to call ahead over the next several days to avoid heading to airports if their flights are canceled.

AccuWeather provided a look at the estimated snowfall amounts and the forecast for the region:

Snowfall amounts are likely to be approaching or exceeding the 12-inch mark before the snow is said and done for many along the Front Range and western Plains, with an AccuWeather Local StormMax of 30 inches: https://t.co/MVbmUT0W8U pic.twitter.com/SCuMdRYlHY

— AccuWeather (@breakingweather) November 26, 2019

Following the holiday, the same storm that is expected to wreak havoc in the West through Thanksgiving Day will move east into the Rockies and Plains, hitting the same area for those traveling home at the end of the week: https://t.co/DslJNARGHd pic.twitter.com/qAsMzhvoII

— AccuWeather (@breakingweather) November 26, 2019


Update: November 26, 2019 at 8:20 a.m. ET

As travelers prepare to hit the road or the skies for the Thanksgiving holiday, two major storms are already impacting flights and roadways. Storm alerts have been issued from the West Coast to New York, covering 26 states in total.

Over 100 Million Americans are currently under alert for these two storms.

This is your official #ThanksgivingTravel thread.

With 55.3 million people expected to travel this year, we will continue to update this with stats, forecasts, and tips, so you can be thankful for a good trip! pic.twitter.com/lwBqhrHAig

— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) November 21, 2019

According to FlightAware.com, over 530 flights within, into or out of the United States were canceled Tuesday and another 200-plus have been delayed. The disruptions follow around 150 flights canceled Monday and another 2,700 delayed.

The airports most impacted by the storm systems thus far are Denver International Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.

An expansive storm will bring snow, rain and strong winds from the West to the central U.S. into this weekend: https://t.co/65wr3Hkl3y pic.twitter.com/SGUMoNWgjP

— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) November 25, 2019

As a result of the storm systems gaining strength, top airlines in the U.S. such as American, Delta, Southwest and United have expanded their travel advisories for the coming days and are waiving change fees for impacted travelers.

Thanksgiving travel headaches are likely this week as multiple storm systems track across the country with rain, snow and wind: https://t.co/6IvTqqsazf pic.twitter.com/V7XOusdPYI

— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) November 25, 2019


Airlines have started issuing advisories and waiving change fees ahead of a series of storms heading across the United States during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

According to Weather.com, snow continues to fall in the Rockies and the higher elevations of the Northwest Monday, with rain being reported along the Northwest coast. Roads have been impacted, but flights remain unaffected thus far.

In preparation for the influx of travelers and the rough weather, several of the top airlines in the U.S. have started waiving change fees and issuing travel advisories, including American, Delta, Southwest and United.

Are you planing to travel on the day before #Thanksgiving? Here’s AccuWeather’s latest travel outlook: https://t.co/SXOgpgB6eb pic.twitter.com/Uj5JgVKQHt

— Zachary’s Weather (@ZacharysWeather) November 22, 2019

As for Tuesday, a low-pressure system will move over the Midwest, while a second system is likely to push ashore into the West Coast starting Tuesday into Wednesday. Travel delays are possible for the Midwest into the lower Mississippi Valley, as well as parts of the Rockies and the Pacific Northwest.

A swath of rain and thunderstorms are threatening to slow down motorists from the Ohio Valley to the Gulf Coast in the days prior to Thanksgiving: https://t.co/TDtVvji00E pic.twitter.com/lmjiCxVrFr

— AccuWeather (@breakingweather) November 25, 2019

Many travelers will be taking to the road and skies on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, but the weather could impact plans. Scattered rain showers will soak the East, while windy conditions in the Great Lakes and Northeast could cause delays at local airports. Snow is also expected to cover roadways from the Sierra Nevada to the interior West.

Snow in northeastern Colorado and western Nebraska, will be the heaviest and steadiest Monday night through midday on Tuesday, before the storm shifts eastward into the central Plains: https://t.co/QI5jKskMsu pic.twitter.com/QrvBgrjheu

— AccuWeather (@breakingweather) November 25, 2019

While Thanksgiving Day won’t feature as many travelers hitting the road, those who do plan to travel should be expecting delays, as rain and snow could cause problems from California into the Rockies and Plains. In addition, lingering wind has officials concerned airport delays could be common in the Northeast Thursday.

Winds are forecast to increase around the eastern Great Lakes during Tuesday night and become strong and gusty over much of the Northeast from Wednesday afternoon into #Thanksgiving Day: https://t.co/FzKQRc03QD pic.twitter.com/eCVT3Lf3BK

— AccuWeather (@breakingweather) November 24, 2019

When the holiday is over, travelers will be heading home throughout the weekend, and the weather could still be an issue. On Friday, the storm systems will be moving East, dumping snow and strong winds on the Southwest, Midwest and parts of the Mississippi and Ohio valleys.

As for Saturday and Sunday, the storm systems will continue to move eastward and may cause delays in the central and eastern U.S. as travelers make their way back home following the Thanksgiving festivities.

In total, more than 55 million travelers are expected to travel 50 miles or more from their homes for the holiday. This makes it the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since AAA began tracking in 2000, behind only the record set in 2005.

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