Thanksgiving travel: Weather system could impact flights

The waves are crashing and the wind gusts are strong enough to bend trees.

Kevin Flett wanted to check out the conditions."It's pretty windy. The surf is pretty high. A lot of rip currents out there. So it's not your ideal beach day," Flett, West Palm Beach resident.

It's not just wind -- an oncoming cold front is set to send temperatures into the 50s and 60s in South Florida. B ut we are just getting the tail end of a weather system set to pound the deep south during one of the busiest travel weeks.

"We're all eager to see family, so anything that stops that, gets in our way," said Richard Hedlund, West Palm Beach resident.

Richard Hedlund is flying to Atlanta from Palm Beach International Airport ahead of the storm to see his son graduate from army boot camp.
Hedlund is trying to grab his son and bring him back before Thanksgiving before they both get stranded.

"Not this year. There's going to be a lot of rain, there's going to be a lot of snow. There's going to be a lot of things happening this week, but the airlines will get us through," said Richard Hedlund.

Even though a few delays have already popped up at PBIA and some have forecasted cancelations nationwide, Hedlund is hopeful.

Flett who is staying local for Thanksgiving says he likes what he's seeing.

"For me coming from the northeast, this time of year is when you want the cold weather. Kind of feels a little more like home," said Flett.

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