Traffic will not be the only inconvenience to deal with this Thanksgiving. It will be cold. Wednesday night's low temperature…
Traffic will not be the only inconvenience to deal with this Thanksgiving. It will be cold.
Wednesday night’s low temperature is 11 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Norton, Mass., And the low Thanksgiving night will be in the only numbers.
Meanwhile Do not expect stellar weather. There is a risk of rain Monday morning and monday evening, and it may snow early Tuesday, said the weather service. Unlike last week’s snow storm, no or no accumulation is expected.
There is another chance of rain and even snow when motorists hit the road on Wednesday. Even though the day is mostly sunny, there is a small chance of rain after 3 pm, and it can be mixed with snow after 5 pm, says the weather service.
Thursday and Friday will be sunny, but Thursday’s low is about 6 and Friday is around 23. Yes, it’s 6 degrees on Thanksgiving night.
After Thanksgiving, the temperatures will climb something, with Friday flooding in the mid 30’s and saturdays in the mid-40’s. Those traveling on Sunday may be uncomfortable with rain, with NWS predicting a 30 percent rainfall in the Hartford area.
“The roads will be exceptionally busy and unfortunately we have already seen it … a rapid change in weather can dramatically affect travel,” said Amy Parmenter, a spokesman for AAA. She encourages drivers to “plan ahead, leave plenty of time and expect delays. “”
Last year, AAA responded to nearly 3,500 calls during the five-day Thanksgiving travel period ̵
1; and weather was not much of a factor.
“Even when the weather is good we get the dead batteries that the flat tire rings,” said Parmenter. AAA fought about 400 calls from motorists locked out of their cars during the Thanksgiving holiday season last year.
“AAA encourages people to have an emergency kit, an extra coat and jumper cables with them,” she said.
Most New Englanders travel by car to their holiday destination, Parmenter said. AAA estimates that 2.5 million people in the region will travel over five days, an increase of almost 5 percent compared with last year. More than 2 million of them will drive.
Kevin A. Dillon, Managing Director of the Connecticut Airport Authority, invited travelers to show up for flights from Bradley International Airport. Domestic travelers should budget 90 minutes for check in on Thanksgiving weekend, said an airport spokesman. International travelers will budget for three hours.
All incoming traffic to the airport now flows around a partially open roundabout, said spokesman. Those who pick up friends and family from the airport can wait for a vacant spot on Light Lane.
Courant Staff Writer Christine Dempsey contributes to this report.