Turkey chefs, I have wonderful news for you. Not only can you cook with the windows open to beat the heat from the oven, but you can send those family members and friends who wander in the kitchen repeatedly asking when it will be time to eat, outside to toss a football! High temps will hit the low 50s under tons of sunshine this afternoon. Winds will be blustery, however, as the pressure gradient tightens between exiting high pressure and approaching low pressure. South winds sustained at 15-25 mph will gust close to 35 mph through Friday morning.
Speaking of that low pressure...yes, rain is on the way. But it holds off until Friday afternoon so early bird shoppers on Black Friday should be A-OK. By lunchtime on Friday, scattered, light rain showers will spread from northwest beginning in the St. Lawrence River Valley to southeast by Friday evening. Around 6-8 PM, cold air will filter in behind the exiting front and that rain will slowly changeover to a wintry mix or even snow. Now before you get too excited, those showers will be fighting a losing battle with diminishing available moisture in the atmosphere. That means, flurries at best for valley spots and light snow showers above 1500 ft dumping less than one inch. This weekend, high pressure returns bringing a quiet and sunny weekend. Plus, following two straight days with highs in the 50s (10-15 degrees above average) the chill returns this weekend with highs in the upper 30s Saturday and Sunday.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday!
-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Lindquist
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