Massachusetts Thanksgiving Weather Looks Hazardous
It’s a super busy time of year for travel. Having good weather can make travel easy and delightful or downright dangerous. Chances are, you’re trying to get to see family and friends over the holidays. If that means driving a lot of flying, you’re going to want to check the weather report. As it turns out, Massachusetts Thanksgiving weather is looking hazardous, so be careful. Here’s what to expect.
First of all, expect very busy roads and airways. According to AAA, a whopping 55.4 million travelers will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday travel time. That’s a significant increase over last year, with 2.3% more people traveling either on the road or in the air. Those projections also make for the the third-highest Thanksgiving forecast since AAA started tracking holiday travel back in 2000. So, it’s going to be packed.
According to Weather.com, Massachusetts and the New England area will be pretty quiet and safe for travel on Tuesday (Nov. 20) during the day. So, if you’re thinking of doing a serious road trip, perhaps leaving Tuesday instead of Wednesday would be a good idea. That’s, of course, if you get the time off work.
But, things will start to get hazardous later Tuesday night. A storm will start working its way through the northeast, and some elevated areas could even get some snow. Starting around 8 p.m., expect some rain, snow and sleet to move into central Massachusetts. That weather will work its way to Boston by late in the night. Thankfully, any snow shouldn’t stick around for long, as warmer temperatures will work their way into the area by Wednesday, changing snow to rain. But, you won’t be out of the woods yet. The rain will likely be heavy during the day on Wednesday, making travel difficult. Also, high winds are expected, between 40-to-50 mph, but mainly in the deep southeastern parts of the state and on the coastline.