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Weather, flights aid post-Thanksgiving travel efforts

Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday had cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth traveling conditions.

Other than a winter storm that is bringing freezing rain and snow to the central Plains Sunday night and into Monday, and flood warnings in northern Texas and Arkansas, weather across much of the country is seasonably mild, said National Weather Service meteorologist Bruce Sullivan.

"Enjoy it while it lasts," he said.

Most airports across the country were running with delays of 15 minutes or less Sunday night, according to Federal Aviation Administration air...