After a week of below normal temperatures and a good Fall feeling, we'll start to warm things up as we head into your holiday week. While we may be running 5° to 10° above where we should be for this time of the year, it won't be horrible outside...in fact we'll be pretty mildly comfortable heading into your Thanksgiving Day Thursday.
What is Normal?
Glad you asked! Normal for this time of the year:
Most of last week, lows were between the 30s and 40s in the morning (10° to 20° below the "normal") and topped off in the 60s by the afternoon (~10° under the norm as well).
South to southeast winds will stay generally light this week -- 5mph to 10mph -- but it will be a warmer wind with more moisture involved with it helping to nudge temperatures up a bit. In the upper levels of the atmosphere, a west to southwesterly flow will be overhead, helping to warm up the top of the atmosphere and bring in patches of high to mid-level clouds.
Thanksgiving Travel Outlook
In the grand scheme of things, it'll be a pretty "quiet" outlook for the country this Thanksgiving week. There is an area of low pressure moving up the East Coast over the next several days, a cold front / area of falling pressure stretched from Canada to the Southern US moving rain showers east and then a larger upper level trough sitting off the Pacific Northwest that is spreading in rain, clouds and even snow for the northwest corner of the country.
All of that means this -- have plans to head over the meadows and through the woods to Granny's house this week? You'll likely to be ok travel-wise....that is unless you are headed to the Pacific Northwest. There could be a few plane delays and sloppy weather for that part of the country --otherwise, no big weather makers to slow down the start of the holiday travel season.
Here at home, it'll be a shorts and t-shirt weather for those front yard "Turkey Bowl" football games. With some scattered cloud cover working in from the west, we should see highs topping off around the mid 70s after starting the morning off in the cool 50s.
Of course we'll update you should any changes pop up -- but for now it looks like we'll get the green light on great weather for Thanksgiving and then try to push a little rain in here with an approaching cold front by Friday.