Some Sun Sunday, Rainy & Mild Monday, Could Get Interesting for Thanksgiving Travel

Jessica Conley

Updated 5 hours ago


We could see some freezing rain tonight, especially in the mountains and higher elevations, in western portions of the state, as warm air moves in aloft and cold air sits at the surface. A Freezing Rain Advisory has been issued for Northern Franklin and Northern Oxford County through the overnight hours.


We will see some sunshine tomorrow as a ridge of high pressure from the south and east tries to clear us out. We’ll see increasing clouds as the next storm system approaches the area for Monday. The temperatures Sunday will be warmer, right around seasonable levels with highs ranging from the upper 30s to the upper 40s.


Monday’s highs will be even milder as we get into the warm sector of the storm system (behind the warm front but in front of the cold front). Highs could top out in the mid to upper 50s for many. Bad news about Monday is that it will be difficult to enjoy the warmer temps since we’ll be dealing with rain all day. Rain could become heavy at times and it’ll be windy too. Things wrap up overnight. Tuesday will be slightly cooler, but still above normal, with highs in the mid to upper 40s and low 50s and clearing skies. It’ll stay breezy for Tuesday (Breezy is less than windy in my vocabulary.)


Wednesday, oh Wednesday, that all important travel day for Thanksgiving. Well, I’ve got good news and bad news, and advice. Wednesday will start out just fine, like a typical Wednesday in late fall/early winter. But then Wednesday looks like it might lose its cool. Maybe Wednesday isn’t looking forward to seeing the fam or something, I don’t know. At this time, (and remember it’s Saturday night and it’s still 4 days away from Wednesday) it looks like Wednesday night a storm moves in. I’m thinking it’s likely at this point. We could see snow from this storm too. Depending on how close this low tracks to the coast we could see significant snowfall (yea, that’s the bad news). Now the advice: Stay tuned. It’s still way out meteorologically speaking. There’s still plenty of time for things to change and plenty of possibilities for Wednesday to relax and stay calm just before the holiday. You could plan to leave earlier Wednesday too. There is also a chance that this storm will turn back to the east and be way too far off the coast. Again, we’re still four days away.


Thanksgiving Day could be messy. It looks like that storm will continue through most of the day. It’ll be a cold black Friday morning for you shoppers, but hey, a deal’s a deal.



Tonight: Lows 24° – 32° with freezing rain and snow showers possible, especially west.  Winds form the southwest at 5 – 10 mph.


Sunday: Highs 38° – 47° with partly sunny skies and a few snow showers possible in the mountains and higher elevations. Winds from the southwest at around 5 mph.


Monday: Highs 51° – 59° with rain and wind.


Tuesday: Highs 43° – 51° with clearing skies.


Wednesday: Highs 37° – 44° with partly sunny skies with increasing clouds. Rain and snow likely move in during the evening.


Thanksgiving (Thursday): Highs 33° – 40° with rain/snow/sleet/freezing rain possible.



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Freezing Rain Advisory issued November 22 at 8:44PM EST until November 23 at 7:00AM EST by NWS