With high pressure taking control of a large majority of the country this weekend, the weather will be very conducive for travel across the nation.

Our Forecast for the East


Most of the region will be sunny with above average temperatures on Saturday then becoming cooler than normal on Sunday. In the Great Lakes region and northern New England, however, there will be rain showers to start. Then once a cold front passes through, lake-effect snow will develop on Sunday. That may create locally dangerous travel if you run into a snow squall.


Green light! Travel is given a go for the entire region as it will be sunny for the entire weekend. Expect no weather-related travel delays on the road or in the air. Temperatures will follow a similar profile as the Northeast with Saturday being the warmer day.

Midwest and Northern Plains:

Travel will be great across the Midwest and Northern Plains as well. Besides some rain and snow across Michigan, it will be dry, sunny and mild. Temperatures will be up to fifteen degrees above average on Saturday, then up to thirty degrees above normal on Sunday.

Our Forecast for the West


The most active weather will be found in the Northwest as a series of disturbances continue to slam into the coast. Saturday will be the better day for travel because it will be drier. The morning for the entire region will be dry. Then a light rain will move into the Washington and Oregon coasts during the afternoon and evening. It’s not until Sunday when travel will be a mess due to the weather, which happens to coincide with the busiest post-thanksgiving travel day. Rain for much of the region, including northern California, is likely along with mountain snow above 4,000 feet.


The Southwest U.S. will be warm and dry–No surprise there! Temperatures will be five to ten degrees above average under a whole lot of sunshine. No travel delays are expected as you head home.


Jackson is Head of Content and Social Media at WeatherOptics. He is currently a student at the University of Miami, studying Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism. Dill produces forecast articles for the website and helps to manage the content schedule. He has also led the growth of WeatherOptics’ social media accounts, working to keep them aligned with the company’s evolving vision.

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