Soggy start to Thanksgiving Eve, Wind Advisory in effect
Dreary, soggy, windy and then sunny. That's your Wednesday forecast in a nutshell.
The first half of your Thanksgiving Eve is a mess. The good news is that the rain should be gone by lunchtime. The bad news is that even as the skies clear, the wind will continue to crank.
A Wind Advisory is in effect for the entire region until 7 p.m. Some locations could see gusts approach 50 mph, which most spots seeing sustained winds between 10 and 20 mph.
Make sure you put everything up that isn't weighed down, like garbage cans, grills and lawn furniture. You also probably want to keep an eye on your Christmas decorations if you already have them up. I turned off my yard inflatables, so you know the wind could be stout if I did that.
Temps will spike into the low 60s early in the day before diving into the low 30s overnight behind the fast-moving cold front.
If you're heading over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house on Thanksgiving (extra points if you get that reference), the forecast, while chilly, will be much improved. Look for sun and clouds with highs in the mid-40s. They will drop into the low to mid-30s overnight under partly cloudy skies.
For all you Black Friday shoppers, bundle up if you're going to be out early. Most of the day will be dry, but a stray chance for rain can't be ruled out. The best chances will start late in the evening heading into the overnight hours. We'll be a little closer to 50 on Friday during the day and the upper 30s overnight.
The weekend forecast brings another system into the mountains. At this point, and things can still change, it looks like both days will feature rain chances. Daytime highs on Saturday and Sunday will be in the mid to upper 50s.
The forecast for Sunday night and Monday is a tricky one. Temperatures will play a big role in what type of precipitation we see. Let's keep an eye on the models for a couple of more days and see how things pan out. We'll keep you posted.