Wintry mix may slow Thanksgiving travel

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — As Turkey Day approaches, so too will a weak winter weather system. While weather-related airport delays aren’t expected, drivers may want to leave a little extra time to ensure safe travel over the holiday.

WEDNESDAY

Expect wet roads Wednesday with a morning wintry mix transitioning over to all rain for most of West Michigan. Those heading south shouldn’t run into too many issues weather-wise. However some areas northwest of Grand Rapids like Mount Pleasant will likely see some light accumulation. Most of the precipitation will be light, although waves of moderate downpours are possible through the day. Highs will top out in the low 40s.

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THANKSGIVING DAY

A few sprinkles are possible Thanksgiving day, especially early in the morning as a system departs to the east. Highs will be in the low 40s Thursday and should hover near freezing overnight into Friday, so travelers shouldn’t have to worry about icing on roads if leaving a family feast after dark.

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BLACK FRIDAY

Shoppers hoping for steals and deals will encounter a cold and dry start to Black Friday, but a rain/snow mix will be rolling in before dawn. Once it arrives, expect this wintry mix to spread over West Michigan all day. Highs Friday will be in the low 40s.

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UPCOMING WEEKEND

This upcoming weekend will be dry and pleasant! A slight chance of showers is possible very late on Sunday.

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