(NEW YORK) — Wintry weather is bringing travel delays for many Americans on Wednesday, causing problems on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
As of Wednesday night, 4,624 flights were delayed and 735 were cancelled, according to the flight-tracking company FlightAware.
More than 46 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles away from home in the coming days, the country’s highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2007, according to AAA.
Residents along the East Coast should expect heavy rain from a nor’easter, with the rain then changing to snow. Snow is expected across parts of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and interior New England.
Some areas off the Atlantic coastline could see 4 to 8 inches of snow.
Snow is also expected in the plains and Midwest, affecting parts of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as the northern Rockies. Heavy, occasionally pounding rain is expected in the Pacific Northwest.
The East Coast storm is expected to pass through by Thursday, leaving travelers hopeful that their return trips will be uneventful.
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