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Get ready for delays if you're traveling this Thanksgiving. Holiday journeys could take up to three times as long as they normally would, according to AAA estimates.
Almost 51 million Americans – about 15 percent of the whole population – are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, according to analysis from AAA and transportation analytics company INRIX. That's 3.3 percent higher than last year, and the largest number of travelers of since 2005.
Looking to miss the crowds? The worst time and day to travel depends on where you live, but Tuesday and Wednesday evenings look brutal across the board, according to INRIX estimates, since holiday travelers will get mixed up with everyday commuters.
All those extra travelers in the skies, on the roads, and on rails will mean fairly significant delays for many people, according to the report. Drivers will likely have it the worst, as AAA says 89 percent of all travelers — that's 45.5 million people — have a car trip on the agenda. Almost 4 million plan to fly, while another 1.48 million will use alternate modes of transportation including trains, buses and cruise ships.
A boat carrying 31 people capsized on a lake near Branson, Missouri, as thunderstorms moved through the area on Thursday evening.
The risk of severe thunderstorms, including isolated tornadoes, will progress farther to the east and south over the central United States into Friday evening.
Severe thunderstorms tracked across Iowa on Thursday afternoon with several tornadoes touching down across the state.
A deadly heat wave is expected to continue into next week across Japan as Tropical Storm Ampil bypasses the region to the south.
Tropical Storm Ampil is set to strengthen as it tracks toward Japan’s Ryukyu Islands and eastern China.
An uptick in monsoon rainfall is expected to heighten the flood threat across eastern and northern India this weekend and early next week.
Near-record heat will set the stage for a heightened risk of wildfires in the southwestern United States, including Southern California, next week.
Se estima que la región puede ser de 2 a 3 veces más propensa que el resto de la nación