'Bomb Cyclone' — Heavy Snow Jeopardizes Thanksgiving Travel Across U.S.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A storm packing heavy snow and high winds that wreaked havoc as it whipped through Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska marched into the upper Midwest on Wednesday as anxious Thanksgiving travelers buckled up and barreled headlong into a busy, if not perilous, holiday week.

DP&L crews prepared for power outages due to high winds

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Miami Valley is under a high wind advisory Wednesday, and a spokesperson for DP&L said they are consistently monitoring the weather as it could potentially cause power outages.

Mary Ann Kabel, the director of DP&L corporate communications, said in that event, they will do their best to get it back in time for Thanksgiving.

Kabel said the potential 55 mile-per-hour gusts could cause some issues for them.

Rain developing, changes to snow by this evening; around 1″ accumulation

Rain will rapidly develop across the Miami Valley by the lunch hour today. Depending on the air temperature there may be a brief mix to start before it changes to all rain.

By this evening, rain will change to snow showers. Most areas will see an inch or less of accumulating snowfall. A few locations, mainly north of I-70 may see as much as 2″. Most of the snow should be moving out of the area by midnight.

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Here’s your region-by-region Thanksgiving travel forecast

Thanksgiving is one of the biggest travel rushes of the year. According to AAA, an estimated 55 million travelers will be trekking more than 50 miles or more this Thanksgiving holiday, roughly 1.6 million more than last year. But in some places, the weather could throw a wrench in the plan. Will Mother Nature cooperate with your plans?

Here’s your region-by-region Thanksgiving travel forecast.


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