Cold Weekend Thanksgiving Week Looks Dry Through Thanksgiving Day Temperatures Moderate
The weekend begins and it will be a cold weekend. We are still dealing with upper troughs moving through the Great Lakes and Northeast. We still have the lake effect snow machine working overtime in Western and North Central NY. Amounts are approaching 6 feet or more in areas south and southwest of Buffalo. More snow is coming today into Sunday morning before that pattern finally relaxes. This leaves us in a good spot where we will be dry with some sunshine and a few clouds. There will be a bit of a gusty wind at times and highs will just be in the upper 30s to lower 40s.
The next 2 nights are going to be cold especially Sunday night into Monday morning which will be after the core of the cold air moves through. So tonight we will see lows Sunday morning in the 20s to around 30 with teens well inland. Sunday night to Monday morning lows will be in the 20s everywhere including warmer urban centers and the coast and lots of teens in colder inland areas.
This leaves us with a windy cold Sunday after the last upper trough moves through. Highs Sunday will be just in the mid to upper 30s.
Next week starts with a slow moderation in temperatures though we should should be mostly below average into Wednesday. Monday we will have some sunshine with highs back into the 40s. Tuesday look for some sunshine with highs in the mid to upper 40s and Wednesday we will see sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s.
There are no travel related issues to speak of weather wise at least if you are travelling into Thuanksgiving day. Some rain will occur in the coastal Carolinas and Florida early next week but nothing exceptional or problematic. Thanksgiving Day will be a dry chilly day with some sun early but clouds will be slowly increasing. Highs will be in the 40s. A chilly high in New England and Eastern Canada will help to bleed some colder air southward. Low pressure comes out of the Upper Ohio Valley and Midwest. A few days ago we see a chance for blocking to get involved but at least so far it is not enough to create issues other than rain that will develop during the day Friday and last into Saturday. Highs will be in the raw 40s to near 50 inland and into the 50s along the coast. Weather conditions should improve next Sunday. We still have a few things to work in the longer range and we will of course adjust the forecast outlook accordingly.
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