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Weather - Fowl Experience Ahead

Weather

Fowl Experience Ahead

By Chris Forest, Gerard Roe, and Marek Zebrowski
Staff meteorologists

Today: An expansive system covering most of the East Coast will produce heavy showers in Boston throughout the day, continuing into the evening. Temperatures will remain cool this morning inland with snow likely, while the coastal regions will warm up during the day with precipitation changing over from sleet to rain. Rainfall totals of between 1 and 1.5 inches (2.53.25 cm) can be expected. Gusty winds will rapidly shift northerly toward dusk, bringing a precipitous plunge in temperatures, bottoming out at somewhat below freezing by Wednesday morning.

Tomorrow: A large cold high pressure will dominate most of the country. Travel destinations in the Midwest may be affected by localized snow showers in the lee of the Great Lakes. The Northwest will also see some rain as a storm churns the waters in the Gulf of Alaska. Enthusiastic skiers may see a fresh dusting of early season snow on the slopes of the Rockies.

Thanksgiving Day: Cold turkey. Mostly sunny skies and unseasonably chilly readings over much of the nation, the exceptions being the Pacific Northwest, with persisting scattered showers and some light drizzle over Florida and Texas.

In the highly-suspect long-range forecast (Friday and beyond), there are indications of a storm developing off the East Coast and complicating return travel to New England by early in the weekend. In addition, delays are also possible owing to some inclement weather visiting the Southwest on Saturday.

Travel Forecast (weather/high/low)

CITY Wednesday Thursday

Atlanta CLR 55/33 SCT 52/35

Chicago CLR 28/16 SCT 33/20

Cranberry Lake, WA

(near Seattle) R 49/42 R 51/44

Denver SW 29/18 CLR 34/24

Grandma's House (near fireplace) (at the table)

CZY 79/68 CZY 78/68

Los Angeles CLR 79/56 CLR 82/57

Miami SCT 80/62 SCT 82/63

New York, NY CLR 38/26 CLR 41/35

Potato Creek, PA

(near Erie) SW 32/24 SCT 36/26

Pumpkin Creek, MT

(near Billings) SCT 40/24 OVC 44/33

Raleigh-Durham CLR 51/30 SCT 48/30

Birds Landing

(near San Francisco) CLR 67/48 SW 62/48

St. Louis, MO CLR 32/20 SCT 38/21

Turkey, TX

(near Amarillo) SW 35/21 SCT 45/25

Washington, DC

(turkeys, all) CLR 42/32 CLR 44/34

Code: CLR: clear; OVC: overcast, R: rain, S: snow, SCT: scattered clouds/partly cloudy, SW: snow shower RW: rain shower, TRW: thundershower, CZY: cozy and toasty.

Local Forecast

Today: Cold rain with temperatures slowly rising by afternoon. High: 45F (6C).

Tonight: Rainy and windy. Winds will shift to north after dark. Low: 26F (-3C).

Tomorrow: Skies clearing to mostly sunny. Chance of flurries toward the Cape and Islands. Temperatures rising only to a high of 34F (1C) with some scattered afternoon clouds.

Tomorrow night: Clear and very cold. Northerly winds with considerable wind chill. Low: 20F (-7C).

Thanksgiving Day: Cold and clear. Crisp and frosty high of 34F (1C) and a low near 24F (-5C).

Weekend outlook: Keep an eye out for a storm developing offshore on Saturday. Colder than normal temperatures to be expected.