Michigan Thanksgiving Weather – Here’s What to Expect
It’s a super busy time of year for travel. Having good weather can make travel easy and delightful or downright dangerous. Chances are, you’re trying to get to see family and friends over the holidays. If that means driving a lot of flying, you’re going to want to check the weather report. So, when it comes to the Michigan Thanksgiving weather forecast, what should we expect? Will we get snow?
First of all, expect very busy roads and airways. According to AAA, a whopping 55.4 million travelers will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday travel time. That’s a significant increase over last year, with 2.3% more people traveling either on the road or in the air. Those projections also make for the the third-highest Thanksgiving forecast since AAA started tracking holiday travel back in 2000. So, it’s going to be packed.
According to Weather.com, the good news is that unlike an earlier weather forecast, which called for a lot of snow, right now, no major winter weather event is expected. Looking at the busy travel days of Wednesday morning on through most of next Sunday, weather is expected to be dry and good for driving. But, Tuesday will see rain through Tuesday evening. It will also have some snow on Tuesday evening, especially along the central and northeast areas of Lower Michigan.
As for temperatures, expect fairly normal conditions, with Thanksgiving weather highs in the 40s for most of lower Michigan and the 30s for northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Thanksgiving Day driving conditions are expect to be near perfect. With weather pretty nice over the week, make note that according to AAA, Wednesday is the busiest day to travel on the road this week. So, you might want to avoid a Wednesday trip, if not for weather, because of the busy conditions.