Carrie Blackmore Smith reports:
Snow showers may be intermittent again Wednesday and are most likely after lunch, according to the National Weather Service.
It will be breezy, with northwest winds blowing about 15 mph and gusts up to 26 mph.
That wind will carry moisture from the Great Lakes, creating the possibility for brief heavier snow showers that may reduce visibility on the roads. Thanksgiving travelers and everyone else on the road should use caution.
Temperatures are expected to reach 30 today, but feel about 10 degrees colder with the wind chill.
Myron Padgett, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, said there could be slick spots Wednesday morning.
Thanksgiving should be mostly sunny, but cold, with a high near 34 and winds out of the southwest at 5 to 10 mph. Temperatures may warm to 40 degrees on Black Friday for shoppers.
With Wednesday being one of the biggest travel days of the year, Cheryl Parker, corporate public affairs manager for AAA, said it’s important to make sure your car is winter ready.
“The really cold temperatures and the very hot temperatures, those are the times of year – winter and summer – when we see the biggest jumps (in requests for service),” she said.
There were 40 percent more calls for emergency roadside assistance Monday compared to a normal Monday, Parker said. Most of those were for low batteries, but many were for flat tires.
About 1.6 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles from their homes for the holidays, and 37 percent of those will embark on their journeys Wednesday. About 1.5 million of those will travel by car, according to AAA numbers.