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Weather playing a big role in Thanksgiving travel plans

- West Coast, United States

The weather is going to play a big role in the upcoming holiday travel. Doppler radar is predicting a cold front moving in from Canada that will be pushing in around Tuesday of next week.

Snow levels will drop to 1,500 ft towards the end of the week next week. Snoqualmie Pass will receive just under 4in at 4:00 Tuesday night. The Moses Lake metro (Mae Valley, Wheeler, M.L. North) will only see 0.7in by Tuesday night. Ephrata will see less snow than the M.L metro region. Wenatchee Metro will see up to an inch of snow with much cooler temperatures than the central Columbia Basin.

Airports across the region will see there biggest travel days this weekend into Wednesday of next week. For Sea-Tac the travel squeeze has already started and the two new airports in Seattle and Everett aren't easing the stress. Eastern Washington's travel squeeze will start this weekend. Many drivers will take the roads to Western Washington, Oregon, B.C. and Idaho and will be hitting the airports.

The Spokane International airport will take stress but not as bad as Everett and Seattle because of the population difference. The airport that will take the less stress is Wenatchee's Regional airport with it's only airliner Alaska running two daily flights to Sea-Tac Intl.

By, MLWA 7

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