Florida Thanksgiving Weather – Will It Be Paradise or Chilly?
It’s a super busy time of year for travel. Having good weather can make travel easy and delightful or downright dangerous. Chances are, you’re trying to get to see family and friends over the holidays. If that means driving a lot of flying, you’re going to want to check the weather report. So, when it comes to the Florida Thanksgiving weather forecast, what should we expect? Will it be like paradise or chilly?
First of all, expect very busy roads and airways. According to AAA, a whopping 55.4 million travelers will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday travel time. That’s a significant increase over last year, with 2.3% more people traveling either on the road or in the air. Those projections also make for the the third-highest Thanksgiving forecast since AAA started tracking holiday travel back in 2000. So, it’s going to be packed.
According to Weather.com, most of Florida will get light rain Thursday evening, and some areas will get showers on Wednesday. The areas that are projected to get the most rain include the Panhandle, northern and central Florid and the Keys. But, even with this rainy forecast, it’s a lot better than the forecast looked just a few days ago. At first, it seemed Florida would be a real washout. But, with a big low-pressure system moving through the eastern U.S., Florida is looking drier. If you’re traveling north, though, check conditions, because weather could be a bit wild up there. For example, heavy thunderstorms are expected in Tennessee and the Ohio Valleys.
Temperature-wise, Florida Thanksgiving weather will be great, with Tampa in the low-70s and Fort Myers in the mid-70s. With weather pretty nice over the week, make note that according to AAA, Wednesday is the busiest day to travel on the road this week. So, you might want to avoid a Wednesday trip, if not for weather, because of the busy conditions.