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A Pleasant Thanksgiving Gives Way to Winter Weather

Dry weather returns for our Thanksgiving, but cold arctic air and maybe even some snow remains on the horizon.

Posted: Nov 25, 2020 5:38 PM

Despite our threat for Severe Weather essentially coming to a close over the last hour or so, scattered rainfall will remain a possibility for portions of the Tri-State through 5PM or 6PM this evening. Fortunately, drier weather is expected to settle in following the passage of the frontal boundary responsible for all of today's rainfall. After reaching 63° in the River City Earlier today, overnight lows will dip back into the mid to upper 40s area-wide; we'll hit 47° in Evansville.

Thanksgiving looks far more pleasant overall - while mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies will likely linger throughout our Thursday ahead, temperatures will remain seasonably cool tomorrow (mid 50s) and should make for a perfect day whether you're sliding that turkey into the oven or you're deep frying it outdoors. The mercury will climb back into the upper 50s and lows 60s for Black Friday as mostly sunny skies return to the region. Don't worry, it's perfectly acceptable to spend the day indoors sleeping away that food coma from Thanksgiving and eating even more leftovers. No shame here.

Another passing cold front however, is expected to swing through the Tri-State on Friday afternoon. While it won't supply the region with any additional rainfall or even cloud cover for that matter, it is expected to drive temperatures back down below the norm for this time of the year. In fact, despite our ample supply of sunshine come Saturday, we'll only reach 50° that afternoon and things will only get colder (yes, colder) from there.

It's still early, but I'm seeing multiple model runs indicating that two cores of low pressure may merge over the eastern third of the United States late this weekend and early next week potentially leading to our first actual taste of winter weather here in the Tri-State in over a year. Rain chances will arrive late Sunday and linger into our Monday before colder air filters in from the Great Plains and Upper Midwest and begins to transition that rain into a wintry mixture on Monday and even possibly accumulating snowfall by next Tuesday. Now, none of this is necessarily written in stone yet, but what I can say sincerely, is that next week looks anything but boring.

We'll keep a very close eye on that burst of cold air and possible snowfall and continue to keep you informed of any changes to the forecast - in the meantime, enjoy your Thanksgiving and stay safe this holiday.

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Hi: 46° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 37°
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Hi: 46° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 41°
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Hi: 44° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 35°
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Hi: 48° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 41°
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Hi: 43° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 32°
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