Last year, the weather played a significant role for those who traveled over the Thanksgiving weekend. With the holiday rapidly approaching this year, motorists can rest assured that the weather is expected to be much more cooperative this time around as neither snow nor ice are predicted. However, rain showers may strike Chicago and the surrounding areas on and off beginning on Thursday and congestion on the roadways is anticipated so those who will be driving should still plan ahead.
This year, AAA estimates that 42 million Americans will take a road trip for Thanksgiving of 50 miles or more from their homes, meaning that millions of vehicles will be trying to travel in a relatively short amount of time. If you are one of those who will take to the roads, bear in mind that congestion should be expected and that your travel times might be much longer than normal due to increased traffic on the roadways.