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TODAY   |  November 26, 2013

Passengers stranded after weather cancels flights

Flight cancellations have left some passengers stranded as nasty Thanksgiving week weather is striking across the country.

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>> good weather news for tomorrow. it's going to get warm here in the northeast.

>> yeah but not much warmer. it's going to be wet and cold. we have every kind of weather other than locusts is our big problem. over 200 million people. you can see winter storm warnings. we have winter storm weather advisories, winter storm watches and right now you'll see we've got everything on the map. we've got snow up to the north. we have an icy mix. heavy thunderstorms now making their way through the southeast. this storm system will start getting itself together pushing up through the southeast later this afternoon. heavy rain spreading up to the northeast later today by 1:00 to 2:00 this afternoon. overnight tonight you can see the colder air wrapping in so we're looking at snow. wind gusts of over 50 miles per hour. and wednesday it all lifts up. the storm winds will continue along with the snow and the lake effect . we're talking about generally anywhere from 4 to 6 inches of rain from atlanta up into the mid- atlantic coast . you're going to be driving from the west to the east coast , look at this along i-90 along i-81 into i-80 we're talking about anywhere from 3 inches up to a foot of snow. it's going to make for a real miserable drive. we're going to be talking about the wind which is are going to be ferocious and may have an impact on the thanksgiving day parade .

>> we'll be in the 50s tomorrow and back down to the 30s for that parade day.

>> this is coming at the worst possible time with all of this thanksgiving travel. more delays and cancellations at the airport. tom costello is one of the nation's busiest in atlanta . what's the situation there.

>> reporter: hey, savannah, good morning. in fact, cold and wet describes it here but it's 34 degrees. it is not sleet. it is not ice. it's just rain right now. this is the busiest airport in the world. 63 million people coming through atlanta airport . it's going to be critical to see how this airport handles all of this through the next days. take a look at this camera. we'll be looking at the depart stats here in atlanta . so far we're off to a good start. no cancellations or delays. we're going to be watching that closely throughout the day. we also want to check flight aware.com's misery map. this is a very useful interactive tool on airport delays and cancellations. so in addition to atlanta this morning we're also watching the washington airports and their main routes and new york city and their main routes and boston logan and it's main routes. already showing creeping red today. in memphis they're showing significant delays already this morning. all of this critical to watch as we start to see how the storm effects the ohio valley , especially and the appalachian spine. those smaller airports could feel the pinch. also watching all of this, the american airline 's dispatch center in dallas. about 1,000 cancellations in total at dfw and that dispatch center watches all weather across the country. they have a very close eye on all of this. it is rain. in some areas it will be sleet. it will be high winds and then the potential for some snow in some remote areas over the next 48 hours or so and of course atlanta being the joke point for the entire country being the biggest airport. this airport is going to be very much in the thick of it. guys back to you.