Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Day 2013 Forecast

Rain showers will changeover to snow showers before ending during the evening.  A dusting of snow is possible on grassy surfaces, but the roads will just remain wet.  Otherwise, skies will clear and winds will pick up as temperatures continue to fall.  If the wind woke you up last night, it might again tonight because gusts will be as high as 40 mph.  Lows will dip into the mid and upper 20s, and that will certainly feel a lot different than if you happened to be outside late last night/early this morning when we reached today's high of 64 degrees.

Thanksgiving Day will feature cold turkey.  If you're heading to the parade in the morning, temperatures will be around 30 to start, but the wind chill will be in the teens as winds gust up to 35 mph.  Despite mostly sunny skies, high temperatures won't get past the mid 30s for most of us, and wind chills will be stuck in the 20s.  At least the cold weather will help us get in the mood for the holiday season!

Bright sunshine will continue for Black Friday, but this time without the wind, so afternoon highs near 40 will actually feel like 40.  The first half of the weekend will be dry but chilly, so it's looking good for putting up Christmas decorations.  The second half of the weekend won't be too bad -- in fact, we may end up near 50, but along with the milder air will come clouds and the risk for a brief shower or sprinkle.

The computer models are hinting at an area of low pressure tracking up the East Coast for the first half of next week.  The Euro brings us showery weather, but the GFS takes the system out to sea before having any influence on us.  We'll monitor this for you over the coming days.  Either way, it looks like the middle part of next week will be dry and somewhat mild.
Thanksgiving Day Planner

Wake-Up:  28 degrees, Cold, Windy

Midday:  34 degrees, Mostly Sunny

P.M. High:  37 degrees, Cold Turkey

Sunrise 7:00 AM
Sunset 4:37 PM