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

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.

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

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