The biggest travel week of the year is upon us. And the weather can have a big impact. Thankfully, the Lord is providing a relatively benign week for most across the nation. Benign? Yes. A little bit of storminess, but nothing to get excited about. However, California could see their first real rain of the season putting a serious end to the fires. That is great news. For us this week ...
Mon-Tue: A stronger than expected area of low pressure will deepen as it moves just to our south tonight and brings some light rain to us, and snow to our north and esp. into New England. Some areas may get 4-6” of snow. Not us. Our light rain may end as a little wet snow, but it won’t amount to anything more than a coating (if it does end as wet snow). Seasonally cool temperatures in the 40's during the afternoons both days.
Wednesday: A chilly day with some late day clouds and possibly a snow shower/flurry. Turning much colder late/overnight.
Thanksgiving: Very cold. Possibly record cold. Highs in the low to mid 20’s. Lows in the mid-teens. Windy early in the day also.
Friday: Warming up. Highs rise into the lower 30’s.(Break out the shorts!)
Saturday/Sunday: First real storm of the week arrives Saturday/Saturday night giving us some chilly light rain. More rain may develop later Sunday and become heavy into Monday. Temperatures will be milder with highs in mid to upper 40’s. But still feel cool, esp. with the rain.
The long awaited, much talked about “warm-up” is still shrinking. As it looks right now, we will not have an above average afternoon through next weekend. It might happen early next week, depending on the track of that bigger storm. But “warm-up” is not going to be “warm” just warmer than we have been and will be this week. So, I guess it will qualify as a “warm-up” relatively speaking. Not at all what was talked about by some … but I remain skeptical of any lengthy warm-ups. I just don’t see it in this pattern.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving. (Note: Updates will come as time allows and as are warranted due to the holiday)
Pastor Terry. He received his bachelors degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta, in 1994. The education continued as a hobby by reading the blogs of some of the best forecasters in the business. Although forceasting the weather is an imperfect science, it is a pleasure to follow what the Creator has made.