Nice Thanksgiving, Then A Significant Cool DownNovember 20th, 2012 at 11:17 am by Greg Shoup under Weather
Thanksgiving will bring with it some warmth that we haven’t seen for almost 40 years. Temperatures will soar into the lower and middle 60s. The last time we saw 60s on Turkey Day was back in 1972 on November 22nd when the high reached 63 degrees.
This warm up will also bring with it what we call a tight gradient. In other words, the changes in pressure to create this fast warm up will cause gusty winds up to about 40 mph. These winds will continue even into Friday as temperatures will take a major plunge and lower pressure will begin to enter the area. This massive change in pressure will keep gusty winds around through Friday afternoon and evening.
It won’t be a long warm up as an arctic front moves in by afternoon on Friday creating gusty winds and very quick temperature falls. In fact, highs will drop into the upper 20′s and lower 30′s by late Friday.