Get out while you can

November 21st, 2012 at 9:25 pm by under Weather

I hope you take advantage of the warm weather on Thanksgiving with highs in the 60s, because the next 7 to 10 days look cold, below average and cold enough to produce snow at times.

Foggy Start Thanksgiving Morning

If you are headed to Grandma’s house early Thanksgiving morning, you may run into some fog.  It may be dense at times, but expect the fog to burn off by the late morning and this fog bank will not inhibit our warm up.  Lower 60s are still on tap, but it will be breezy with winds gusting up to 25 mph from the south/southwest.

Tracking a Strong Front

A very strong wave of cold, Canadian air will blast into the area early Friday morning bringing us highs in the afternoon only in the upper 30s.  Here is the break down:

  • 11PM Thursday-7AM Friday:  Look for scattered rain showers as temperatures fall to 38° by daybreak.
  • Mid Morning Friday:  Slight lull in the cloud cover, but temperatures never rebound.
  • Mid Afternoon:  Look for a overcast sky with a few flurries.  Mercury never climbs as cold air feeds into the area.  Afternoon high will only be 38°
  • No accumulation snow is expected in the WANE viewing area.

A Chilly Weekend

If you think 38° is cold, how about a high of only 35° for Saturday under a partly sunny sky?   Sunday is slightly warmer with a high of 40°, about 6-7° below average for this time of the year.   The base of cold air is the first ingredient for what could be our first significant snow of the season.  I am not ready to hang my hat on any numbers yet, but keep your eye on Monday and Tuesday.  There is a system coming out of the Texas/Oklahoma Panhandles:  A “Panhandle Hook.”   As of now, we are on the northern edge of this system.  If this system tracks big more to the north with a pocket of cold air wedged in place, we could see enough snow to shovel on Monday or Tuesday.


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