Yep! Normally I would take the holiday off and give my typing hands a break for Thanksgiving. But NO! I’m toughing it out for the sake of weather. Ok, I’m being dramatic, but it’s sorta true. For this Thanksgiving we are looking at some wet weather in the region. Scattered showers will be falling today. It won’t be like yesterday with the heavy rain and gusty winds, but rain is in the forecast. This is coming from a weak disturbance that is riding out of the Tennessee Valley and into the Mid-Atlantic.
As the system moves east it will encounter warmer temperatures. So a lot of the region will see scattered rain showers.
There will also be scattered snow showers over the Appalachians, but it shouldn’t be as heavy as yesterday. While the surface temperatures will be in the upper 30s to low/mid 40s in our region, the temperatures aloft will be well below freezing. The freezing level will be at about 2-3,000 ft.
So there will be snow in the mid-upper levels, but it is likely going to melt as it travels through the bottom 3,000ft. Sometimes though, if the precipitation gets heavy, then the cold air can get dragged down to the surface. This is possible today. So that will allow for some sleet (partially melted snow) and wet snowflakes to mix in with the rain at times. With temperatures above freezing it should all melt. But don’t be surprised if you head outside and see a little brief snow. This all pushes out by tonight. Lows will drop to the 30s. Then we’ll see dry weather for the rest of the weekend. It will be chilly tomorrow. Highs will be in the low 40s. Then we’ll be in the 50s on Saturday and 60s on Sunday.
Hope you have a nice holiday. Safe travels!
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler