Chilly for the weekend; Dry weather leading up to Thanksgiving

Cloudy and dreary today with a slight chance for freezing drizzle before high-pressure returns to bring a dry and mostly cloudy day on Saturday. A weak cold front will bring precipitation chances on Sunday. Below normal temperatures will continue into next week.

A weak cold front will cross the region today. There is little in the way of moisture will the front so I’m not expecting anything much more than clouds for the most part. However, there is just a tiny chance that drizzle or some very light rain could develop at some point today. With temperatures near freezing, this could result in a thin coating of ice in a few areas.

The majority of snow/rain will stay well east and north of our area today.

It will be chilly, though, with a cold gusty southwest wind. Temperatures will be similar to yesterday with afternoon highs struggling to do much better than 35°.

WEEKEND WEATHER
The weekend looks kind of blah. Clouds will dominate again on Saturday with the approach of yet another weak cold front. This may produce light snow showers Saturday evening/night. I’ve included a slight chance in the forecast for Saturday night but I wouldn’t expect much out of this.

Sunday doesn’t look much better. That little front will be just to our south and a few snow showers would be possible. Temperatures Sunday will creep up to around 40° in the afternoon which could introduce a mix of snow/rain. Either way, other than just being a cold damp day, but I expect little in the way of travel impacts.

MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Dismal but uneventful weather continues for Monday and Tuesday, although it does look to remain snow and rain-free both days. Temperatures will remain a chilly upper 30s for daytime highs and nighttime lows in the mid-20s – well below our normal low-50s and mid-30s.

WEDNESDAY AND THANKSGIVING DAY
Our cold and gloomy weather pattern looks to make a change to the better toward the end of next week. High pressure will bring sunshine and a warmer trend as we head into the long holiday weekend.

The big travel days Wednesday and Thursday will be dry. We should even get into some sunshine for a change. Temperatures on Wednesday will inch toward 40° and warm to the mid-40s on Thanksgiving. There should be no travel issues locally with dry roads and mostly sunny skies.

SUBJECT TO CHANGE

NEXT WEEKEND
While I can’t yet make a precipitation forecast for the mid-range outlook, I can say with medium confidence that temperatures will continue a warming trend through the holiday weekend. We may even see some afternoon highs in the low 50s!

For those folks wondering about Indian Summer, this may qualify – at least temperature-wise. No, it won’t be shorts and tee shirt weather but compared to our recent temperatures, this qualifies as a heat wave.

Thanks for reading today’s local weather outlook. Have a great weekend!

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