It's Hell week at supermarkets, airports and highways across the nation, and that's just the beginning of the Thanksgiving you-know-what storm.
Actual storms are predicted for most of the country during Thanksgiving week, which could severely delay or hinder millions of travel plans.
On Monday, November 20, The Weather Channel showcased a few scenarios to keep on the radar. Firstly, severe thunderstorms are possible in parts of the South. Heavy rain is possible in portions of the South and mid-Atlantic Monday into Tuesday and wet weather will move into the East Coast on Monday night and Tuesday, continuing through Wednesday. In the middle of the country, the central U.S. could see widespread rain, some thunderstorms and gusty winds on Monday and Tuesday.
Particularly in the Gulf of Mexico, dangerous, severe weather is expected, as also reported by AccuWeather. High winds, hail and torrential downpours are predicted from northeastern Texas to western and central Mississippi to southern Arkansas. And tornadoes may also make an appearance.
"There are likely to be multiple tornadoes on the ground this afternoon into tonight from northeastern Texas to the lower part of the Mississippi Valley," AccuWeather Chief On-Air Meteorologist Bernie Rayno said on Monday. "The threat of tornadoes will continue well after sunset on Monday, and the risk of storms packing high winds and torrential downpours will likely persist through the nighttime hours as they progress to the east over the Gulf Coast states."
And, you guessed it, that storm is moving Northeast, thus, the grim forecast for the Mid-Atlantic and Eastern United States starting on Tuesday. Travel out of New York City, Boston and Philadelphia may likely be affected for the next few days, depending on how the wind and rain pan out.
The good news: The forecast looks relatively clear and sunny across the country on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.