Travel over Thanksgiving could be complicated by storm
Significant snow totals expected north, west of Madison
MADISON, Wis. — A storm plowing through the upper Midwest this week could cause travelers headaches as they try and get home for Thanksgiving.
Forecasters are predicting 2 to 4 inches of snow could fall in areas like La Crosse, Minneapolis and Wausau by the time the storm passes through early Thursday morning.
News 8 Bill Graul predicts 2″-4″ possible through Wed. night near and north of I-94 where the precipitation would mainly stay falling as snow. A trace to 2″ would be possible north of I-90, where some rain could mix in at times. A trace to 1″ would be possible south of I-90 where more rain would mix in. This forecast could change depending on the exact storm track and the temperature profiles, so stay tuned for updates!
AAA is predicting the busiest Thanksgiving weekend in 9 years this week, as travelers go home for the holiday.
AAA expects 48.7 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, which is an increase of one million travelers compared with last year. This total also represents a 1.9 percent increase over 2015.
The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, Nov. 27.