Heading home for the holidays? Experts say you may want to leave now

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(NBC) – If you were planning to travel home for the holidays, you may want to think about an early start.

According to NBC News, storms are brewing across the United States, which could bring rain, snow and strong winds to part of the country.

The National Weather Service says flash floods are possible along the coast of Washington, Oregon and northern California.

The storm that could cause the flooding is expected to bring “lingering showers and snow showers” in the western part of the country.

The beginning of the week could also see rain and showers along the East Coast, the southeastern United States and the mid-Atlantic area.

Snow is expected to fall in the upper Midwest and western Great Lakes.

Rain and thunderstorms are possible for the Gulf Coast and southeast.

Residents staying in Oklahoma will be treated to beautiful weather as temperatures are supposed to warm up to the 60s for Christmas.

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