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Dreaming of a White Thanksgiving?

By Jon Moskaitis
STAFF METEOROLOGIST

Thus far this November, we have enjoyed temperatures warmer than their climatological average, with only two brief incursions of winter-like chill. However, today marks the end of this relatively warm pattern, as we transition to a prolonged period of cold conditions. This change is being facilitated by a potent storm traveling up the Atlantic coast. As this storm heads northeast into Canada late today, its powerful circulation will drive cold air into the Midwest and Northeast United States. Once established, this cold pool of air will be reinforced by a second storm passing through New England on Thursday. This storm may bring some light snow late Wednesday night into Thursday morning, but is unlikely to cause significant Thanksgiving travel troubles in the immediate area. However, travel to the Great Lakes region on Wednesday could be problematic because of snow and strong winds associated with the storm.

Extended Forecast

Today: Windy with showers likely. Morning high of 51�F (11�C), then temperature falling through the afternoon.

Tonight: Clearing, blustery. Low: 28�F (-2�C)

Wednesday: Partly cloudy and chilly. High 37�F (3�C)

Wednesday night: Increasing clouds, snow showers possible late. Low: 29�F (-2�C)

Thanksgiving: Light snow changing to rain. High 39�F (4�C)

Friday: Mostly sunny, cold. High 31�F (-1�C)