Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011 Forecast

Thanksgiving weekend is shaping up as a rather nice treat in the wake of the heavy rainfall we've picked up the past 24 hours.  Hopefully you'll get a chance to enjoy a nice stretch of weather thanks to high pressure which will build in over the Western Atlantic and provide us a nice, mild push of air over the coming days...once we get through tonight's cool surge of air in the wake of today's storm system.

Gusty north breezes will continue through the evening tonight, with winds gusting over 20 mph at times.  Skies will clear this evening and temperatures should fall quickly into the 40's and then into the 30's after midnight to a low range between 32 and 38 across the Delaware Valley although with those north breezes it will feel a few degrees cooler tonight with a bit of a chill added to the air.   After a breezy start on Thanksgiving morning, breezes should subside in the afternoon and temperatures should climb into the middle 50's across the region tomorrow afternoon with plenty of sunshine.

I've also included "sneak peeks" at Friday and the holiday weekend in our forecast to give you an idea of what to expect across the Delaware Valley.  It's a pretty easy forecast -- lots of sun, gradually moderating temperatures each day through the weekend.  The only fly in the ointment comes later on Sunday as a frontal boundary approaches from the west as showers may move into the region.  We'll update those odds daily over the holiday weekend and provide additional analysis on this as we close in on the next storm...but the brunt of it should be felt early next week.