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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It's rare that we see such a tranquil pattern for such a large area of the country in late November. This week, though, that is pretty much the case, except for those who live in the Pacific northwest and parts of the the northern Rockies.

That is the one area of the country that is experiencing some rough weather on the biggest travel day of the year Wednesday.

A large, powerful pacific storm slammed into the Pacific northwest Monday and it is just now moving slowly into the northern Rockies. It is bringing strong winds with heavy snow at higher elevations and rain in the valleys. The biggest impact from this storm will likely be the winds to air travel out west.

East of the Rockies and for the majority of the country the weather will be perfect for traveling. Doesn't matter if its by car, train or plane there will be no weather issues to worry about. Other than the congestion that is typical of the big travel day.

Next week, though, things start to get interesting as cold air and an active storm track could make for an early start to winter for some across the U.S. So if you are staying past Sunday in certain parts of the country you are going to want to keep an eye on the weather early next week.

If you have questions about your travel forecast feel free to tweet me @wxbrad or use the #AskBrad hastag. I can also be found on Facebook and Google +.

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