Thanks alot Mother Nature!
A deadly winter-like storm already blamed for eight deaths continued its trek east through the Southwest on Sunday, disrupting hundreds of flights in a possible preview of Thanksgiving travel hassles.
Meanwhile, an arctic air mass brought freezing temperatures to much of the Northeast and the upper Midwest in what the National Weather Service called the coldest weather of the season.
With more than 43 million Americans expected to travel more than 50 miles for Thanksgiving, according to AAA, meteorologists expect the East Coast to get socked with rain and wintry storms on Wednesday -- the busiest day of Thanksgiving travel.
"Substantial snow will unfold from the spine of the Appalachians to the St. Lawrence Valley and far northern New England," AccuWeather senior meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said in a forecast for Wednesday, adding that the storm's timing could not be worse.
Travel conditions were expected to be good for the rest of the country, according to AccuWeather.