AccuWeather’s expert meteorologists caution businesses about potential disruption because of possible rain and snow in the forecast for Thanksgiving week.
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, possible rain and snow could cause disruptions to more than 55 million people expected to travel across the United States. This surge in travel, both by road and air, is anticipated to impact businesses significantly, particularly those in the travel and hospitality industries. AccuWeather’s meteorologists tell you what to expect.
AccuWeather’s meteorologists are keeping a close eye on the risk for severe thunderstorms across eastern Texas into Mississippi on Monday afternoon and night, with anticipated hazards including hail, torrential downpours, damaging wind gusts, and isolated tornadoes. On Tuesday, the risk will shift eastward, stretching from southeastern Alabama into western South Carolina. The storms could cause flooding downpours, hail and damaging wind gusts of 55-65 mph. The AccuWeather Local StormMax™is 80 mph on Monday and 75 mph on Tuesday.
On Thanksgiving Day, a large portion of the Central and Eastern states are forecast to be rather dry and cool. Forecasters say that a zone of rain and mountain snow can press into areas of the Northwest, and showers can dampen Gulf Coast states.
The anticipated travel disruptions and delays due to adverse weather conditions during the Thanksgiving holiday could significantly impact businesses. Here are some potential impacts on businesses:
In light of the anticipated travel disruptions and potential impact on businesses, it is essential for organizations to consider mitigation strategies to minimize the adverse effects of weather on the Thanksgiving holiday forecasts. Here are some actionable strategies for businesses:
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