Travelers Brace for Bad Weather on the Way Home

Storms in the Midwest and Gulf Coast made travelers nervous as the long holiday weekend began to wind down

By Angie Crouch
|  Tuesday, Dec 25, 2012  |  Updated 8:07 PM PDT
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Holiday Travelers Brace for Delays at LAX

Winter storms across the country threatened to delay air travel Tuesday. There haven't been any major delays at LAX, but Wednesday marks the third busiest travel day of the holidays. Wednesday's forecast for severe weather across the country could impact flights in and out of Southern California. Angie Crouch reports from LAX for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on December 25, 2012.
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As the long holiday weekend wound down on Tuesday, families who traveled to celebrate the season began bracing for a storm that could disrupt air traffic to a number of Midwestern states.

“We’re trying to get out of town as best we can,” said Mike Henderson, who was at LAX with his family on Christmas afternoon.

There have only been a few cancellations and delays today, but the National Weather Service has issued blizzard watches for tomorrow for Indiana, Kentucky and parts of Arkansas.

The Midwest and Northeast are expecting snow, and tornadoes are forecast for parts of the Gulf Coast.

Some travelers hoped to beat the crowds by leaving for home on Christmas Day.

“There was a lot more traffic on the road than we were anticipating.. but praise God we got out on time and said our goodbyes and on the road we go,” said traveler Leda Warner.

For Anohki Patel, who planned to fly home to Chicago on Tuesday, the threat of a snowstorm is unwelcome news.

“I’m not looking forward to going back,” Patel said. “I wish I could move to California instead.”

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