10 Day Forecast

  • Thursday

    44° / 27°
    Mostly Sunny and Chilly 0%
  • Friday

    51° / 31°
    Mostly Sunny 0%
  • Saturday

    52° / 37°
    Sun and Clouds; PM Shower 20%
  • Sunday

    46° / 28°
    Blustery; Rain or Snow Shower 30%
  • Monday

    48° / 32°
    Mostly Sunny but Cool 20%
  • Tuesday

    54° / 36°
    Mostly Sunny and Mild 0%
  • Wednesday

    54° / 35°
    Mostly Cloudy; PM Shower 20%
  • Thursday

    52° / 34°
    Sun and Clouds 0%
  • Friday

    51° / 31°
    Mostly Sunny 0%
  • Saturday

    48° / 32°
    Sun and Clouds 0%
Weather Forecast Discussion

Turkey Day stuffed with chilly sunshine

Fair skies through Saturday, milder temperatures

VIDEO: Morning Thanksgiving forecast

THANKSGIVING DAY: Chilly with sunshine for the most part. High: 44  

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and cold. Low: 27

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny; a bit milder in the afternoon. High: 51  Low: 31

Happy Thanksgiving folks! We certainly hope you are having a wonderful holiday and have a chance to spend it with close family and/or friends. Fortunately, the weather is cooperating with regards to calm conditions. As we know, lots of travel takes place this time of the year, and Mother Nature has not produced any major weather events to impede those travel plans. That will continue to be the case as we go through the next week.

After a breezy Wednesday that featured a little bit of rain in the morning along with variable clouds, a cold front moved off the coast allowing drier air to build in on a west to northwest wind and slowly scour out those clouds. High temperatures did manage to get into the 50s, but they occurred early in the day as colder air moved in on the northwest wind flow. Temperatures fell through the 40s moving through the afternoon. Skies eventually became clear overnight, and with breezes backing down, this allowed temperatures to really drop. Overnight lows fell back into the 20s for many of us.

High pressure will slowly build in from our west today and sit right atop the region making for very quiet conditions. This is a dry, but chilly, high pressure system, so while we’ll see a fair amount of sunshine, you’ll definitely need the heavier coats if you’re heading out and about. A weak upper level disturbance will cross the area later in the afternoon, but all this is expected to do is increase some mid and high clouds. After a cold start with morning temperatures in the 20s, we'll see the mercury rise through the 30s during the Thanksgiving morning high school football games and then topping out in the mid-40s by afternoon. That's a little chilly by late November standards, as our average high for this time of year is around 50 degrees, but lighter winds should mean that there won't be much of a wind chill.

High pressure will continue to sit atop the region tonight into Friday morning. If you're heading out to get those early Black Friday deals, expect partly cloudy to mostly clear skies and seasonably cold temperatures in the mid to upper 20s, again with light winds so no worries about colder wind chills. As we progress through Friday, it should be another mostly sunny day as high pressure will still be well in control making its way slowly off the coast by the afternoon. As it does so, our winds will turn out of the south so this should provide some slightly warmer air allowing high temperatures to climb back into the low 50s.

High pressure will be anchored off the coast Saturday allowing for a southwesterly wind flow. This will continue to bring in milder air making for high temperatures again in the 50s for Saturday. A cold front will track in from our west and move through later in the afternoon or evening. This means Saturday will likely start with a fair amount of sunshine, but we’ll see the clouds increase later in the day. As the front crosses the area, it’s not out of the question we see a shower or two, but this rain is not expected to amount to much. Saturday will still probably be the better weekend day in terms of sunshine and temperatures. As we get behind the cold front for Sunday, sunshine will mix with clouds, but a northwest wind will become gusty, and it will drive back in another shot of cold air. So Sunday’s highs are expected to fall back into the mid 40s with wind chill values down in the 30s. We might see a rain or snow shower across the Poconos but it should just be conversational in nature.

High pressure will once again build atop the region for Monday allowing the breezes to back down and lead to mostly sunny skies and cool temperatures in the upper 40s. This high pressure system will move off the coast for Tuesday and Wednesday allowing a southwest wind to once again bring back some milder air. Highs through this period are expected to climb back into the 50s. Another cold front looks to approach late Wednesday perhaps sparking a few showers. Overall though, there are no major precipitation events or “big ticket storms” in sight. Forecasting you safe travels for the holiday and a happy Thanksgiving!

Historical Averages

High Low
Current 44°F 27°F
Average 48°F 31°F
Record 72°F November 23, 1931 16°F November 23, 2000

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