Happy Thanksgiving!

Five-day outlook

Main Threats

Friday: gusty winds that could cause loose tree branches to fall. Careful if you are out in the woods today hiking or hunting.

Friday night/early Saturday: Rain that could be heavy at times

Summary

We couldn’t ask for better weather for our Thanksgiving holiday! This nice weather will hold right on through your Friday, as well. 

By Friday night, rain really begins to pick up and some of that rain will be heavy at times. I don’t think we’ll see any flooding issues, as this system is not one to linger and should move steadily across the state. 

The rain will end Saturday morning but we could still see some downpours through the early morning hours. The second half of the day is looking pretty good. 

By Sunday, we will be looking westward toward our next big storm system. The bulk of this system should hold off until Sunday night. Colder air will rush in behind this system, bringing the possibility of snow flurries to our area for Monday. 

Records

On this day in 1929, the city of Nashville saw a whole lot more than just Thanksgiving Day snow flurries! The city was blanketed with nearly half a foot of snow! How would you like to wake up to that on Thanksgiving morning? 

We saw some snow squall warnings across western New York state yesterday. Snow squalls can move in off the Great Lakes with little warning and reduce visibilities to zero in seconds. On this day in 1989, snow squalls blew into the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, creating horrific driving conditions. More than 100 automobile accidents were reported. In total, snow squall dropped around nine inches of snow throughout the course of the day. 

Snow squalls are notorious for producing winds up to 30 mph, blinding snow, and can drop up to an inch of snow in only half an hour! 

Almanac

This Time Last Year

One year ago today we enjoyed a high temperature of 48 degrees, after a chilly morning low of 29. Like today, we recorded no precipitation. The maximum wind speed was 16 mph. 

You all be sure and have a great Thanksgiving! I scheduled this to post at 8:00 a.m. That means that if you’re reading this I should be finished with my first ever Thanksgiving day 10K! I bet I’m really hungry right now…… 

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