Winter storms loom ahead of holiday travel

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee tracks the latest storms and conditions as millions get ready to hit the road this holiday weekend.
2:56 | 11/26/19

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Bananas for Hannah. We begin with the Thanksgiving weather threat. As a record number of people prepare to travel for the holiday, two storms and a new wildfire are causing trouble. Take a look at the snow in Colorado. Hundreds of flights have been canceled. As millions get ready to fly, ginger tracking all the latest. Good morning, ginger. Good morning. Dozens of states are under some sort of alert from California to New York including Nebraska, Chicago could have 60-mile-per-hour winds, look at Colorado now, a blizzard warning was just put into effect. That will mean to you it's not only the snow but snow blowing so badly it could make it impossible to travel. That's an 0 our map here. Winds gusting to 40. Denver could end up with 10 to 14 inches of snow and Clayton Sandell is just south of Denver. Reporter: You can see, look at all this snow. This has all fallen in about the last six hours. This is interstate 25 behind me here. It is mostly abandoned. Just seeing a few car, big rigs and the occasional snowplow but it is very dangerous, icy and snow packed. We've seen smaller trucks and cars sliding around. So very dangerous conditions right now. You can see here we've got easily a foot of snow already. Reports of up to two feet in the mountains and this could not be coming at a worse time for holiday travelers. Interstate 70 is shut down in several places. Interstate 76 shut down from Denver all the way to Nebraska. So officials are begging people, if they don't have to travel, stay off the roads because this snowstorm, ginger, is far from over. That's right, Clayton. Far from over and now going to impact more folks all the way to that's through the day today. Into this evening, 6 to 9 inches of snow could fall in Minneapolis with gusty winds to 35. Chicago, could see 60-mile-per-hour gusts. You know what that will do to it will make for a mess by tomorrow morning. And then severe storms from St. Louis down to Louisiana and Mississippi. As in that wasn't enough I've got another storm to tell you about. This could be worse. Could be historic along Oregon and northern California, 50 to 80-mile-per-hour gusts. It could bomb out. It will rapidly intensity through tonight into tomorrow. What it will also mean mountain snowfall on the order of one to three feet. This doesn't stop there. Southern California gets into this so flash flooding could be a possibility. Even in the mountains around los Angeles you could end up with three feet of snow, gusty winds to 40 miles per hour. You know the Macy's day parade, their threshold is 35-mile-per-hour gusts. 37 right there on the map so it's going to be gusty in the northeast. Anybody want to go to Orlando? That looks nice and rain into the desert southwest. One more storm to tell you about. This is when you're trying to go home on the west coast, Sunday into Monday we are going to be watching this one for the intensity but more mountain snow and heavy rain right at the airports. I was waiting for one more thing. Okay, as we heard, ginger,

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