Thanksgiving is here. Whether you hit the road or take to the skies, we hope you got to your destination with minimal headaches. Airlines are reporting minimal delays and cancellations thanks to relatively mild weather this week.
Unfortunately, that could change in the coming days as more active weather patterns form in the eastern United States.
But first, some good news. The weather looks good for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Clear skies await most of the time. Most importantly, there are no restrictions on ballooning as the wind remains light.
Brisk weather kicks off in the Southern Plains on Thanksgiving Day.
“The main concern heading into the Thanksgiving holiday is that a dynamic storm could bring heavy rain, snow and thunderstorms to parts of the Southern Plains and lower Mississippi River,” said the Center for Weather Forecasting. I’m here.
Cities such as Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Memphis, Tennessee, Shreveport, Louisiana, and Little Rock, Arkansas experience rain and thunderstorms during the day that could affect outdoor cooking plans. There is a possibility.
The timing of the rain may not be the best, but it is beneficial as nearly 70% of the South continues to experience drought. Widespread, 1-2 inches in total, from east Texas to Mississippi, expected to occur in greater abundance in isolation.
Showers will move northward along a cold front late Thursday afternoon and extend through the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes through Thursday evening. This rain is more scattered and much lighter than in the lower Mississippi.
Heavy rain from the Mississippi Valley will spread to the Deep South on Thursday night and Friday morning, while light rain from the Ohio Valley will spread to the Northeast. Most of this rain will be pushing offshore by mid-afternoon on Friday.
Mild weather is expected in the western United States leading up to Thanksgiving Day, while another Santa Ana event is expected in Southern California, bringing high firepower to the Los Angeles area, particularly the San Gabriel Mountains, into the Ventura Valley. prize. Gusts are expected to exceed 40 mph and can even reach 60 mph in some highlands. These winds combined with low relative humidity create unfavorable fire conditions.
As the rains roll east, persistent low pressure systems in the upper levels will cool parts of western Texas to the point of snow.
The Weather Forecast Center said, “The upper cyclone over the southern High Plains will have enough cold weather to affect parts of eastern New Mexico and western Texas from Thanksgiving night through Friday. There should be,” he said. “Hazardous travel conditions can result in greater localized snow accumulations of 3 to 8 inches, especially at high altitudes.”
“While there is still some uncertainty regarding the timing and placement of the heaviest snow belts associated with this system, people doing holiday shopping or traveling within the Texas Panhandle will We have to consider the impact of the snow overnight through Friday morning,” the center said.
Amarillo’s National Weather Service said, “Some areas could get little to no snow, while others could get several inches of snow.”
Further east, there will be rain in central Texas on Friday. Rain will spread to eastern Texas and the lower Mississippi River on Friday and late Saturday, with snow easing. More widespread 1-2 inches is expected, with some spots up to 4 inches between Thursday and Saturday.
Saturday night, the rain will hit the East again, reaching the Ohio Valley and Deep South.
Rain will continue to move further east throughout Sunday, affecting much of the East Coast from northern Florida to New England.
This can cause travel delays to many of the major hubs from Chicago, Detroit and Charlotte in the early morning to New York, Philadelphia and Washington in the afternoon.
Rain is expected to delay travel to the East Coast, but little snow is expected this time.
“The good news is that temperatures will be so high that almost all precipitation falls as rain in the United States, but the bad news is that rain and high winds will wet the roads, causing lengthy delays at major hub airports on Sunday. The Northeast,” said CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen.