8News holiday travel guide: Forecasts and traffic reports from across the region


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RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) — As we move past the Thanksgiving holiday, many people will be on the roads after seeing friends and family.

If you’re wondering what it’ll be like across the region, check out the forecast and traffic report below. We’ve selected a few cities that are a day drive from Central Virginia.


Sunday: Cloudy with rain. Highs near 55.

Monday: Cloudy skies and a bit breezy. Highs near 50.

Tuesday: Clearing skies and mild. Highs in the upper 40s.

Wednesday: A mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 50s.


Sunday: Rain and snow likely, becoming all rain after 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 45.

Monday: Lingering rain and snow. Highs near 40.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy skies and mild. Highs in the lower 40s.

Wednesday: Mainly cloudy skies with rain in NY. Highs near 40.


Sunday: Some showers otherwise partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Monday: Clearing skies and mild. Highs near 55.

Tuesday: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the middle 50s.

Wednesday: mainly sunny and mild. Highs near 60.


Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Monday: Cloudy skies and a bit breezy. Highs near 40.

Tuesday: Lingering clouds and mild. Highs in the lower 40s.

Wednesday: More clouds as you head north. Highs near 50.


VDOT is planning to make traveling this Thanksgiving a little easier by suspending most high work zones and lifting lane closures.

The graphic below shows where congestion has occurred in the past. We hope it can help you avoid some traffic and maximize your time with your family.

All HOV restrictions will be listed on I-66 on Thanksgiving Day. In the Hampton Roads area, I-64/I-264/I-564 HOV Diamond Lanes and 64 Express Lanes restrictions will be lifted the day before Thanksgiving until Dec. 2.

To track real-time traffic across Central Virginia, click here.

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