Oh, you're planning on leaving New York today? Thinking of escaping work a bit early to beat that security line at LaGuardia? Passing seamlessly through Penn Station, conjuring dreams of mashed potato clouds as you drift off into your foam neck pillow? Think again, turkeys!

With the dreaded pre-Thanksgiving travel day now upon us, a pair of dual storms are raining down misery on transportation hubs across the country. For us on the northeast, it may soon get worse.

At the moment, conditions are looking particularly bleak for air travelers. While the TSA had already anticipated a record-breaking number of flyers this week, they likely did not expect an "unprecedented bomb cyclone" to explode in the western half of the country.

On top of that, a second winter storm that's currently pummeling the Midwest appears to be tracking in our direction. Roughly 500 flights have already been cancelled, threatening a ripple effect that could impact airports across the country. American, Southwest and Delta are now issuing travel waivers in an effort to coax customers into shifting their plans.

As of 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, the FlightAware "Misery Map" showed weather-related cancellations and delays piling up at major hubs including Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport and Chicago O'Hare.

The good news is that the storm probably won't hit the New York area until tomorrow morning; the bad news is it that the gusty winds may ground your favorite character balloons during the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

For now, the Port Authority assures us that they are well-equipped to handle the nearly 2 million passengers expected to pass through JFK, Newark, and LaGuardia. In an effort to cut down on traffic, the MTA is offering free passage on the Q70 LaGuardia Link, which takes riders of the E/F/M/R and 7 lines to Terminals B, C, and D. But the lack of dedicated bus lane means you're still stuck in traffic with the roughly 90 percent of people who take private cars to the airport.

Meanwhile, serious meltdowns have not yet afflicted Amtrak or the Long Island Railroad. But we're going to go ahead and assume that Penn Station will soon be a shitshow, this being an immutable truth of pre-Thanksgiving travel. (Are you there? Send photos/cries for help to tips@gothamist.com).

To help ease the Wednesday evening crunch, the MTA will operate a dozen more LIRR trains between 12:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Those fortunate enough to depart from the usually less-hellish Grand Central Terminal will benefit from an extra eighteen Metro-North trains. But keep an eye on real time updates, as the MTA warns that "due to the busier mid-day travel patterns, some Metro-North evening trains may be canceled or combined."

On Thanksgiving Day, New York City subways and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule

We'll update this post as with additional travel warnings throughout the day. In the meantime, let's all give a bit of thanks not to be in Los Angeles.