Will a coastal storm snarl Thanksgiving travel plans ?

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PIX11 WEATHER CENTER (PIX11) –– A potential coastal storm on the busy travel day before Thanksgiving could take two paths, computer models tell us.

One model suggests that the storm will hug the coastline and dump significant amounts of rain on the tri-state area. Another model brings the storm out to sea, leaving us dry. At this point, the PIX11 Weather Center is  leaning toward a rainy event — with no snow — from Tuesday night into Wednesday. We’ll have updates as soon as we get them.

In the near term, clouds will thicken as a cold front starts to move into the Ohio Valley Thursday night. A few rain showers well ahead of the system could arrive in the city well after midnight. Temperature will not be as cool, with lows in the mid 40s.


While Friday could feature a few showers,  it will not be a wash out in any sense. Rainfall amounts will be less than a tenth of inch, which will do little to make a dent in our drought.  We may even see some breaks of sunshine. Temperatures will be relatively mild with highs in the upper 50s.

The cold front will move through early Saturday morning. Skies will gradually clear out and winds will pick up from the northwest. Temperatures will be cooler with highs in the mid 40s. Wind chills will make it feel more like the 30s.

Another cold front will bring a few snow showers, along with a reinforcing shot of arctic air on Sunday. Temperatures will only make it into the 30s; however winds will be very gusty from the northwest at around 20-30 mph, making it feel more like the teens.



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