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Holiday travel could be a dream or a nightmare, depending on where you are headed


UNDATED (WKZO) -- Today is expected to be the busiest travel day of the year as families pack up and head off for Thanksgiving, and while that may not be a problem if you are headed east by car, it may be if you are headed west  

A lake effect warning has been issued for Berrien County and an advisory for southern Van Buren County as winds directly out of the north will carry 4 to 12 inches of new show into the area before the holiday. .

That means ice, snow and periodic white-outs on I-94.

AAA’s Heather Hunter says the forecast if for better weather tomorrow, and if you can put off your trip and make it to grandma’s in the morning, you might be better off.

They also say that Traverse City and the Leelanau Peninsula could also get socked with Lake Effect Snow because it hangs out into the lake.

It could be even more of a nightmare if you are flying.  Over 13-hundred flights have already been disrupted by stormy weather.If you were smart you would already be home, arranging to leave a day earlier and avoid all the flight hassles that will occur when stormy weather hits Atlanta and the East Coast.

But for the vast majority who could not, they can only hope as they head for the airport today, that there will be a plane waiting for them at the other end of security.

The experts say plan to get there a couple of hours early if you are using a major hub, and cross your fingers.

Some airlines are letting people switch tickets without an additional fee, which could come in useful before its all over.

Airliners and holiday travelers may not be the only ones who are grounded by that persistent storm system. The balloons in The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade may not fly if the high winds that have accompanied this storm hit the Big Apple Thursday morning.

Parade officials don’t want Snoopy or Spiderman drifting off toward New Jersey. Winds peak near 40 MPH have been predicted.