For the rest of the holiday week it is all about the cold so keep the warm coats and even scarfs handy. Winds will subside tonight with skies becoming clear allowing temperatures to fall to around 30º. Despite plenty of sunshine tomorrow, we will only warm into the 40s and low 50s … about ten degrees below normal. It will also be breezy out there tomorrow afternoon with a few clouds around.
A cold front will cross the area tomorrow night. While the front will not bring any rain, it will allow for high pressure to move in from Canada bringing an extremely cold pool of air to the Northeast. Parts of Antarctica and Alaska will be warmer than the Northeast for Thanksgiving. New York City will have its coldest Thanksgiving in over 100 years with wind chills in the single digits for the Macy’s Day Parade. Wind gusts at the parade may also cause some of the larger floats to have to sit this year out. Here, it will be cold but not as brutal as areas to the north. Nonetheless, temperatures will be about 20 to 25º below normal. It will feel like the coldest Thanksgiving in over 20 years for us. The cold air will start to retreat north on Friday but it will still be cold with highs only in the 30s and low 40s.
A storm system will bring rain to the area for small business Saturday. If rain arrives during the morning hours, some freezing rain is possible back around I-81 and possibly as far east as Fauquier, Loudoun and Frederick (MD) Counties. This is something we will continue to closely monitor. Otherwise, expect rain on Saturday especially for the second half of the day. Rain looks to end very early Sunday so travel weather for the day will be fairly quiet.
Tonight: Clear & Cold Lows: Around 30
Wednesday: Some Clouds later, Breezy PM & Cold Highs: 40s to Low 50s
Thanksgiving: Sunny, Breezy & very Cold Temperatures: 30s Wind chills: 20s
Friday: Clouds slowly increasing & still Cold Highs: 30s to Around 40
Saturday: Cloudy with Rain arriving around the Midday hours and continuing overnight Highs: Low to Mid 50s
Sunday: Any Rain ending very early. Partly Sunny Highs: Low to Mid 50s