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NWS: Weather System Could Threaten Thanksgiving Travel Plans

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Montgomery County, MD from 4 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday. (Patch stock graphic)
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Montgomery County, MD from 4 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday. (Patch stock graphic)

A wintry storm headed toward the Mid-Atlantic Tuesday is likely to cause problems for Thanksgiving travelers, according to a National Weather Service forecast

A storm system is expected to work its way up to the East Coast from the Gulf of Mexico by early Tuesday. Precipitation could come in the form of rain, light snow or a wintry mix and will “likely cause travel issues for Thanksgiving travelers,” according to the NWS.

An estimated 43 million people are expected to travel for Thanksgiving this week—3.1 million of them are expected to fly, NBC News reports.

A meteorologist from The Weather Channel told NBC that travelers should try leave after Tuesday or Wednesday, when the worst weather is expected.

Montgomery County is expected to get a taste of the storm system Tuesday morning. 

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory from 4 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday warning of sleet, rain and snow—a combination likely to make roadways slippery, according to the advisory.

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