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Rain Saturday, The Thanksgiving Preview

Tracking two weather systems this week..
Posted: 11:42 PM, Nov 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-21 23:44:23-05
Thanksgiving Prev

Tracking two storms systems that look to impact the area throughout the next week. The first of which arrives with rain showers Friday and then a wave of much needed soaking rain Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. Both days will not be a washout by any means with most of the rain coming during the morning and early afternoon hours of Friday then the late afternoon and overnight hours of Saturday into Sunday morning.

Rainfall amounts will range from 0.5"-1"+ during the period with winds gusting over 30 mph Friday afternoon. Temperatures will also take a ride from the low to mid 50s Friday back to the low to mid 40s Saturday then 50s again Sunday. Overnight lows will also be a bit frosty Friday night especially if skies clear.

Temperatures warm once again Monday and Tuesday as weak high pressure settles on in. Highs will be in the low to mid 50s Monday with highs around 60 come Tuesday afternoon. Clouds will come in late Tuesday into Wednesday out ahead of our next frontal system. Rain showers will be in the area for one of the busiest travel days of the year with a snowstorm out over Michigan and northern sections of the Ohio River Valley. Plan for delays in the east and Midwest as a result of the storm system rolling through. Gusty winds will also become an issue once the front passes on through.

Thanksgiving looks dry up and down the I-95 stretch with just a few showers out over the Ohio River Valley. High temperatures should be right around 50 degrees with weak high pressure overhead. High pressure breaks down by Black Friday allowing showers to return and some warmer temperatures as well.

Long range trends continue to suggest below average temperatures returning for the first few weeks of December along with above average precipitation as the storm tracker turns active once again. This is coming off a below average November so far in both temperature and precipitation. Stay tuned as the holiday stretch nears for some fine tuning of this forecast just like the fine tuning of that big delicious turkey meal.