Get your personalized First Alert Thanksgiving travel forecast

Get your personalized First Alert Thanksgiving travel forecast

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Many of you will be traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, and whether you are traveling by air or by automobile, Cleveland 19 has you covered.

Meteorologist Jeff Tanchak, Samantha Roberts and Beth McLeod can help you with weather conditions on trips near and far.

In northeast Ohio, There will be a gradual warm up next week. By Wednesday, highs will be in the lower 50s. For now, Thanksgiving looks much warmer than average with highs in the mid-50s, under partly sunny skies. Models indicate that we'll have a front to our west by Turkey Day, and it may bring showers by next Friday night. Check back here, as we are still several days out!

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

We're in for a WARM and breezy day. Highs will top out in the lower 60s, under partly to mostly cloudy skies.

If you're camping out for Black Friday deals tonight, expect dry, mild, and breezy weather. Temperatures will be in the 50s this evening.

Early tomorrow morning, we'll have a cold front just to our west. As this approaches, rain chances will increase. After sunrise, a few showers are possible in our far western counties. For Cleveland and the I-77 corridor, it will most likely be mid to late morning, even early afternoon, before you see any rain. If you plan to spend the whole day out shopping, you'll want to have the umbrella on standby.

As the rain moves out early Saturday morning, cold air will slide in! Check out this seasonably chilly weekend…

But whether you are traveling east, west or south, The Cleveland 19 First Alert weather team is offering you a personal travel forecast for the Thanksgiving holiday.

You can Tweet, post on Facebook or email and you will get back your forecast.

Make sure to use the hashtag #mytravelforecast

Jeff Tanchak: 
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Beth McLeod:
Twitter: @BethHMcLeod 
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Samantha Roberts:
Twitter: @SamRobertsWX
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The day before Thanksgiving, the day of, and the Sunday after are some of the most popular travel days of the year - and 2015 will be no exception.

About 90 percent of holiday travelers will be driving thanks to lower gas prices. Gas is the cheapest since 2008, according to the AAA. Nearly 47 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home for the holiday from Wednesday through Sunday. The national average gas price per gallon is $2.15, which is 65 cents less than last year, according to AAA.

Almost 200,000 vehicles are expected on the Ohio Turnpike on Wednesday.

#OHTPK Thanksgiving Travel by the numbers:

  • The busiest day of Thanksgiving week on the Ohio Turnpike will be Wednesday (Nov. 24), with an estimated 195,000 vehicles on the 241-mile highway.
  • Average daily traffic in 2015 year-to-date is approximately 147,000 vehicles.
  • Customers will drive an estimated 13.5 million miles on Wednesday (Nov. 24), which is a 67 percent increase over the projected 2015 average daily vehicle miles traveled of 8.1 million miles.

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