Extended Thanksgiving Week Forecast for Travel-UPDATED 11/26-5:15 A.M.
Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of year for air and road travel. So depending on where you're traveling will depend on the amount of time and delays that you'll experience.
Locally for the state and Bismarck-Mandan area, expect cool temperatures all week though Black Friday. Very little if any precipitation is expected. Gas prices remain steady at an average of $3.19 a gallon for regular unleaded with cheaper prices eastward into Fargo. No travel delays are expected in the state, and roads will remain clear of ice and snow.
Nationally, according to Accuweather, the East will have rain from Virginia, south along the coast to Richmond, Va., Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia. Some cold weather could hamper travel over the mountains from northern West Virginia and western Maryland to central and northeastern Pennsylvania, upstate New York and western and northern New England. If this cold weather pattern develops this could be a major headache for travel of portions of I-80, I-81, I-87, I-90 and I-91. The East coast should remain cold through the holiday weekend.
The South will be cool and dry with the best weather for travel and dry conditions will prevail for Washington State south to Arizona and New Mexico.
UPDATED 11/26-5:05 A.M.- A winter storm developed over the weekend that will bring freezing rain to area's in Texas and moving up the eastern coast with the likelihood of snow of 6-12 inches from Maine South, air travel could be impacted. Check with your airline provider.