Are you getting out of town this Thanksgiving? You're not alone.
Denver International Airport is expecting a busy travel week, with more than 1.2 million travelers expected to pass through DIA - about 10 percent more than last year.
AAA says about 930,000 Coloradans will hit the road in preparation for Turkey Day. That being said, all eyes are on the weather in hopes that travelers will see smooth sailing.
We've broken down the forecast for travel days, Thanksgiving and the following weekend by U.S. region.
Travel Days (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Colorado Rockies - Skies are expected to be mild and clear, so don't expect any trouble flying in and out of Colorado. Road travel will have no weather impacts.
Northeast U.S. - There's a Winter Storm System impacting areas of New York near Albany and stretching northeast through Vermont and New Hampshire and into parts of Maine. That system dies down Tuesday evening, but more snow is on the way for Wednesday. The Niagara Falls region and other parts of Upstate New York have Winter Weather Advisories posted until late morning Wednesday.
Northern California - A storm system moving in starting Wednesday. Steady rain is expected for three days, and could impact burn scar areas north of Sacramento.
That storm will bring big snow to the high country with 18-24 inches of snow expected in the Sierras.
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday)
Colorado Rockies – A quick-hitting storm system will bring modest snow accumulations to the Colorado high country Thursday night into Friday morning. We could get a quick couple of inches on the mountain passes. We're expected to be mostly dry but cloudy along the Front Range metro areas, with high temps in the 50s.
East Coast – The bulk of the snow should wrap up by Thursday morning, but frigid cold air remains in place. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade could be the coldest in history, with a temperature of 22 degrees at the start.
Record cold temps could press as far south as the nation’s capital and the Chesapeake area.
Northern California - Rain and snow continues in northern California.
Weekend Travel (Saturday and Sunday)
Colorado Rockies – A winter storm will impact the region for weekend travel. Heavy snow is possible in the Colorado Rockies, but at this point it doesn’t look like too much snow spilling out onto the lower elevations. I-25 travel between Trinidad and Fort Collins should be mostly clear.
Interstate 70 through the mountains could get messy Saturday and even Sunday morning.
Interstate 80 will likely be slippery and snowy from Laramie all the way into the Nebraska Panhandle Saturday and Sunday.
East Coast - Clearing for the weekend.
West Coast - Clearing for the weekend.