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Monday's warm temperature is expected to give way to cooler temperatures today and Wednesday, and holiday travelers are being warned that there is even a possibility of snow in the forecast.

Monday's weather predictions were pretty much all over the map. While forecasters agreed that we will likely get something, whether that something turns out to be rain, ice or snow remains to be seen.

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Still, with families packing up their cars or loading their suitcases and heading to the airport on one of the heaviest travel periods of the year, any bad weather is likely to cause some headaches.

Depending on how the storm tracks, air travelers from Florida to New England might be impacted. Before heading to the airport, check with airlines to make sure that flights haven't been delayed because of bad weather elsewhere.

For families traveling by auto, it is always a good idea to make sure your vehicle is in top operating order – check the fluids, air pressure and pack an emergency kit – but that is especially true as we get closer to winter and the weather becomes more unpredictable.

AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates that 46.3 million Americans, including over 983,000 Marylanders, will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, reflecting the highest volume for the holiday since 2007.

The agency defines the Thanksgiving holiday travel period as Wednesday through Sunday. Of those traveling, most (90 percent) will be hitting the roads. The State Highway Administration noted that, as it does on most heavily traveled holidays, it is suspending all road work. But the added number of vehicles on the roads means that you should expect delays even if the weather doesn't impact travel.

In a press release last week, SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters said, "Whether you're taking to the road or staying put and hosting family and friends from out of town this holiday, SHA urges you to plan carefully, focus on driving when behind the wheel, remember that seat belts save lives and that everyone needs to buckle up – even in the back seat."

Police agencies note that they will be out in force looking for aggressive or impaired drivers, but you can avoid any problems by following the rules of the road.

The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the most heavily traveled periods of the year. Predictions of a possible storm could complicate matters so, take precautions, be prepared and enjoy a safe holiday.

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