Travel conditions: To grandmother's house we go!

Posted at 5:05 AM, Nov 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-25 05:05:48-05

CINCINNATI -- Thanksgiving is just days away! While some of us will work through the holiday, millions are hitting the road. Here's a look at a regional driving forecast Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Safe travels everyone and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


The forecast is basically dry starting today through Wednesday through the bulk of the Ohio Valley and much of the Midwest.  You'll notice on the map below that I've shaded portions of Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa with rain, but it's scattered chances at best later in the day.  Warm air continues to build across the part of the county and most of you will travel under sunny skies and on dry roads! Here are a few regional high temperatures:

  • Indianapolis, IN: 53°
  • Chicago, IL: 46°
  • Cleveland, OH: 50°
  • Pittsburgh, PA: 50°
  • Louisville, KY: 59°

Wednesday Travel Forecast

Thanksgiving Day

If you are traveling east on Thanksgiving Day, you will be welcomed by sunshine and warm temperatures. Pittsburgh will be partly cloudy with a high of 54. You'll see more cloud cover in Cleveland and rain chances don't come in until later in the day.

But if you are heading west, the forecast turns wet!  Indianapolis will be dry through the day but it will be cloudy with a high of 58. Rain is likely in places like Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis and Springfield. There you can expect periods of rain but thankfully no frozen precipitation! Highs in this region will still range from the mid 50s to low 60s. 

Thanksgiving Day


Oh Black Friday, for some of you this is when you travel home. For others, it's the race to the store.  The forecast will start dry here in Cincinnati in the early morning hours but rain is likely as we head into the afternoon and evening hours. It's going to make for a soggy day! 

This same soggy Black Friday forecast applies for Indianapolis, Detroit, Cleveland, Lexington, Louisville, Indianapolis and so many other Ohio Valley cities.  If you plan on hitting the road this day, know that you may easily encounter wet roads and downpours at times.  Thankfully, temperatures will stay on the mild side, keeping all of this liquid!

Black Friday Forecast