On Thanksgiving eve, bad weather dodged most airports, while air travelers rolled with the TSA searches. On the roads, congestion prevailed, but the most dire predictions weren't realized.
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Travelers on Thanksgiving eve have something to be grateful for: It could have been worse.
Weather forecasters had expected ice and snow in Chicago and Denver, both important airline hubs. Instead, the storms skirted both cities, says Henry Margusity, senior meteorologist for AccuWeather.com.
“Both cities are very lucky,” says Mr. Margusity who says Thanksgiving Day travelers should not have major weather delays either. “I think the storms will be skirting everything except Detroit, where rain will be turning into snow,” he says.