Coldest temps of the season so far on the way


With four days until Thanksgiving, the weather forecast is looking good for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade kicks off West 77th Street & Central Park West at 9 a.m. and ends at noon at Herald Square. Expect plenty of sunshine with temps in the upper 40s, low 50s.

However, if your plans take you outside of the NY Metro region, you may encounter travel delays Sunday night into Monday with possible ripple effects thereafter. There’s a system moving in from the west that’s bringing rain and snow from parts of Canada down, Midwest, and into the Tennessee Valley. That same system is moving east into the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Sunday night into Monday morning.

Snow showers will be confined to the Great Lakes and parts of the upper Hudson Valley. However, the main concern will be strong winds in the wake of the storm from the Midwest to New England. Fortunately, those winds won’t feel as strong across the tri-state area and should diminish by Tuesday.

In the meantime, expect periods of rain, which should taper off toward the end of the Monday morning rush in the city. Winds will likely gust up to 30+ miles per hour with temperatures plummeting at or below freezing. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch from midnight to 8 a.m. Tuesday for Hudson County, Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Temperatures are expected to fall at or below freezing.

The good news is that weather is expected to remain dry Tuesday through Thursday with diminishing winds and milder temps on Thanksgiving.

We are also tracking another system on Friday that’s expected to bring more rain to the region with possible snow showers north and west of the city.

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