The weather forecast is looking good for Thanksgiving and the busy travel day before, but it will be chilly for the Turkey Day parade.
According to the National Weather Service, there is only a slight chance of rain before noon Wednesday, one of the busiest travel days of the year. Otherwise it will be partly sunny with a high near 53.
On Thanksgiving, it should be partly sunny with a high near 45, a few degrees below normal. It does not appear that balloon handlers at Philadelphia's Thanksgiving parade will have to contend with winds higher than 6 mph.
For those planning to drive Thursday night, partly cloudy skies are in the forecast with the mercury dipping to the freezing mark.
According to AAA, 50.9 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year and the highest volume since 2006.
Nearly 90 percent of all travelers – 45.5 million – will make their trips by road.
Amtrak, in the meantime, says its busiest travel days for the holiday are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday. The railroad expects about 761,000 passengers to ride its trains during the six-day period.