Sunny & Chilly Today, Mix of Sun & Clouds & Milder Thanksgiving Day

Todd Simcox

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:

Strong high pressure will crest the area today, providing us with plenty of sunshine and chilly temperatures. We’ll see mostly sunny skies as high pressure crests overhead. Despite the sunshine however, high temperatures will top off in the low to mid-30s. Skies will be clear to partly cloudy tonight and temperatures won’t be quite as cold as the past couple of nights due to slightly warmer air moving into the region. Temperatures will be in the 20s to near 30° for nighttime lows.

High pressure will slide east of the state for Thanksgiving which will shift our winds around to a more south/southwesterly direction. The south/southwesterly winds will usher milder, above average temperatures back into the region for the end of the week. Thanksgiving Day will feature a mix of sun and clouds with highs reaching the 40s to near 50°. A cold front will slowly push towards the state on Friday. As the front gets closer , we’ll see showers developing especially over northern areas during the afternoon and evening while the remainder of the state sees a mainly dry day. Temperatures on Friday will be in the mid-40s to mid-50s for highs from north to south across the state. Showers will spread southward across the entire state Friday night as the cold front moves through. The airmass ahead of the cold front will be warm enough so that precipitation starts as rain for all locations but colder air coming in behind the front will likely change the rain showers over to snow or mixed rain/snow for many cities/towns later Friday night/early Saturday morning before ending. Depending on how quickly the changeover occurs, we could see some light accumulations mainly over the northern parts of the state. After a brief warm up with above average temperatures Thursday and Friday, temperatures will be cooler this weekend with highs mainly in the 30s Saturday and Sunday.

Today: Mostly sunny and cold. Highs between 29°-37°. Light and variable wind.

Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy. Not as cold. Lows between 21°-30°. Light south wind.

Thanksgiving Day: Mix of sun and clouds. Milder with highs between 42°-51°. South wind around 10 MPH

Friday: Variably cloudy with showers possible during the afternoon mainly over northern locations. Widespread showers at night. Mild with highs between 47°-56°.

Saturday: A few morning rain/snow showers possible then brightening skies. Colder with highs between 32°-42°.

Sunday: Mostly sunny with highs in the 30s to near 40°.

Todd Simcox
WABI TV 5 & The CW

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