Sunny, chilly travel day ahead of beautiful Thanksgiving Day

Weather

It is shaping up to be a pleasant Thanksgiving. High pressure will bring sunshine in the morning and winds will be light for the parade. Clouds will move in during the day as a cold front arrives, but any rain associated with it should hold off until late at night. Once the front passes, the cold temperatures will make a return and the winds will be on the increase making it feel worse. 

Skies will remain generally clear Wednesday night with winds on the light side. Temperatures will end up in the upper 30s in the city. Surrounding suburbs will be in the lower 20s to around 30.

It will be a chilly start on Thanksgiving with temperatures in the upper 30s. During the day, temperatures will climb into the mid 50s as a mild southwesterly flow develops. Clouds will be on the increase, especially during the latter part of the day, as a cold front approaches the region. Some light rain may arrive during the late evening hours or after midnight.

The light rain will not last too long, and it should taper off by daybreak on Friday morning. Temperatures will start out in the upper 40s, then trail downward as winds shift to the north. In addition to the cooldown, winds will be on the increase. Winds may gust to around 30 mph, making it feel more like the 20s by Friday evening.

The blustery conditions will continue on Saturday. Despite dealing with mostly sunny skies, temperatures will only top out at around 40s degrees. 

For Sunday and Monday, a storm system will cross through the region, and we may have the potential to see the first flakes of the season.  For now, it looks like clouds will be on the increase on Sunday with temperatures climbing into the lower 40s. During the day, a few rain showers may develop along the coast and snow showers inland.

Most of the action will occur at night and linger into Monday morning. As temperatures are expected to be on the cold side, coastal sections may even see some snowflakes during the overnight hours and perhaps linger into Monday morning before it finally tapers off. 

As this storm is several days away, it is too soon to determine any accumulations. For now, it does not look likely for the city and coastal sections as the ground temperature will hover around the mid 30s during the early morning hours on Monday, and much of the precipitation will be on the very light side. 

Regardless, the storm will taper off during the day and skies clear out afterward. Afternoon temperatures will be in the lower 40s.

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