Pennsylvania Thanksgiving Weather Forecast is Dicey
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. So, when it comes to the Pennsylvania Thanksgiving weather outlook, what should we expect? Will we get snow?
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, if you’re leaving early and traveling through Pennsylvania, weather could get dicey. A rainstorm is likely to work its way through the state on Tuesday, coming early for the western parts of the state and in the afternoon for Philadelphia. Expect one to two inches of rain and some wind. The rain could make travel challenging on that day, but the wind shouldn’t be much of an issue, as the gusts shouldn’t be too high. By Wednesday afternoon, most of the rain should have worked its way out of the area. As for Thanksgiving Day, most of that rain will also be out, which is good for travelers. Thanksgiving weather looks pretty nice, with temperatures in the low 50s. Considering that some Thanksgiving Days, we’ve had rain, sleet and even snow, that sounds balmy and perfect. With weather pretty nice over the week, make note that according to AAA, Wednesday is the busiest day to travel on the road this week, so you might want to avoid a Wednesday trip, if not for weather, because of the busy conditions.