HAMPTON ROADS-On this big travel day before Thanksgiving, parts of the country are dealing with snow and heavy rain. According to AAA, more than 43 million people are expected to travel over the long holiday weekend. Most of them, about 39 million people, will be on the roads.
In Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina, rain has made the roads slippery but that wasn't causing traffic issues early Wednesday. Click here for traffic news and live traffic cameras on WVEC.com.
Close to a million drivers will be traveling on Virginia interstates this holiday, and with rainy conditions State Police anticipate an increased risk of accidents.
State Police will be out in full force as part of Operation Care on one of the busiest traveling days of the year.
"I see them all over the place,” said driver Charles Engman. “They are definitely out there."
Police remind drivers to slow down and move over if they see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road.
The late-night rain made Roger Merrill's trip from Salisbury Maryland "just miserable."
"You couldn't see very well, it was dark. The highway is not well lighted, it's Route 13 headed to the Eastern Shore, but everyone made it. I didn't see any accidents," he said.
There was a tornado watch in effect until 8:00 a.m. Wednesday for Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Dare, Hyde, Jones, Onslow, Pamlico, Tyrrell and Washington counties in North Carolina. There's a flood advisory for Dare County until midnight.
Atlantic Beach, NC officials say two people suffered minor injuries when the roof blew off their condominium Tuesday night.
Carteret Community College in Morehead City canceled classes Wednesday because of storm damage. One student was hit by flying debris but was not seriously injured.
Minor damage was reported at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City.
Trees and power lines are down in the area. More than one thousand people in Atlantic Beach lost power in the storm. Most have had their electricity restored.
As the rain tapers down to showers throughout Wednesday morning, cooler air drive temperatures down from the 60s early Wednesday into the 40s by the afternoon, says 13 News Now Meteorologist Craig Moeller.
So far, the deadly storms barreling into the mid-Atlantic and Northeast have not resulted in many flight delays or cancellations, but forecasters are expecting the weather to worsen as the day wears on Wednesday. Click here to learn about your rights if your flight is canceled.
By noon Wednesday, less than 10 outbound flights and a dozen inbound flights at Norfolk International Airport were delayed or canceled.
Rachel Mims was waiting with her children for her mom to arrive from Atlanta. She wasn't sure when she would arrive.
"We've been sitting here for 40 minutes juggling these children, trying to keep them pacified and quiet and near me," Mims said.
Keirsten McHenry was flying from Florida and was delayed about an hour.
"It's gotten very busy already." Her advice to other parents who are traveling, "Bring a lot to occupy your kids and bring you iPad," McHenry said.
The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic will continue to experience miserable conditions as snow, freezing rain and sleet will pass through the region. The heaviest snow showers can be expected in West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, New York and northwest New England. Meanwhile, heavy showers and thunderstorms can be expected along the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts, which could very well lead to flash flooding in a handful of states.