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Millions of people will be traveling this week for Thanksgiving, but the weather might compound delays for some leaving parts of this region.

Two major weather systems are moving across the country, said AccuWeather meteorologist Bill Deger, and they could cause travel problems on the roads and in the air.

“We’re dealing with a significant winter storm that has brought the first major lake effect event in upstate of New York and parts of Pennsylvania and New England,” Deger said. “Later in the week, another storm will track east across the country.”

Another front is expected to hit a key air travel hub on Wednesday, he said.

“We have some rain in the forecast on Wednesday, the busy travel day in Chicago,” Deger said. “Whenever you have inclement weather in Chicago, that tends to have a ripple effect across the nation’s airline grid.”

For now, he said,  the forecast looks good for those returning home this weekend.

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