Funny, but we are already having Thanksgiving-related weather problems

It might not be 100 degrees yet in most parts of the United States, but that doesn’t mean you can be careless — especially around Thanksgiving. Weather-wise, it may be a “parched” year for most places, but it could be a complete “crisis” for people whose holiday plans are dependent on the seasons.

At this point, you may be looking at two main scenarios for Thanksgiving weather: How does it all shake out? Or does the possibility of a “significant storm” delay things by a few days and cause a lot of headaches for Americans? A “significant storm” is defined by the National Weather Service as one that hits as close to Thanksgiving as Portland, Maine. Thanks to an increasingly unstable pattern, the Philadelphia area, and much of the East Coast could be in for a serious storm sometime between Saturday and Tuesday. The Weather Channel predicts that wind could cause power outages, while flash flooding could occur across South Carolina and Kentucky. Over the weekend, emergency workers in Virginia will start contacting those who live in low-lying coastal areas and have evacuate, because snow is expected.

As Thanksgiving nears, we will continue to update you here with weather information. Please see if you are caught off guard by our new forecasting system! @nws_realtimewx @NASAweather #noregrets #thanksgiving — NWS (@NWS) September 16, 2018

Here are some more specific forecasts for different areas.

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