Have the urge to shop, have to work as a result or are simply heading home? There will be a few weather trouble spots Thursday night.
For those who can't sit home on a perfectly good couch Thanksgiving night, dry weather will continue over much of the East and South. The break from storms will also continue from earlier Thanksgiving Day in the Northwest.
However, a storm tracking eastward along the Canada/United States border will spread snow from North Dakota to northern Minnesota.
A zone of showers and stray thunder will extend southward along the storm's cold front from the western Great Lakes to central Texas Thursday night.
Colder air will sweep southward from the northern Rockies and Plains to the western Great Lakes and into the southern Plains.
If you are stuck waiting in lines until the morning hours Friday, patchy fog could present a problem for the drive home or to the next store in portions of southern New England and the eastern mid-Atlantic.
Some rain will return to coastal Washington and Oregon, while showers and embedded thunder reach the Appalachians to South Texas.
Lake-effect snow will begin a southeastern sweep across the Upper Midwest.
The main weather concern to search crews through Monday in the vicinity of where the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 lost contact will be building seas.
"We exchanged notes already pledging to work together for the common good of the weather enterprise and the nation," AccuWeather CEO Barry Myers said.
Springlike warmth will pour from the Plains to the East over the next few days before a potential winter storm unfolds at midweek.
This March has been and will continue to be a month on the wild side with storms and temperature extremes.
A storm system in the Northwest will continue to deliver rain over the region heading into the new week with some rain dipping down into parts of California.
The long-lasting and relentless winter season has broken seasonal maintenance expenditure records across much of the U.S.
Dodge City, KS (1922)
17.5" of snow -- greatest 24 hour snowfall for city.
Baltimore, MD (1943)
30.93" barometer reading.
Mount Redoubt erupts; resulting ash plume rose to 35,000 feet.