Forecast is looking better for Thanksgiving week

All reliable computer models are trending farther out to sea with the storm that could cause some problems for the Mid-Atlantic and New England next week. It’s still very early in the game, but this is positive news, considering that next week features the biggest travel day of the year, plus Thanksgiving parades and football games. If you were ok with today’s dry, breezy, and cool weather, than you’ll most likely be fine with the weather in Southern New England for several days to come. Cape Cod will continue to see more clouds than most of Southern New England because of persistent north-northeasterly breeze.

High pressure is parked to the north and will keep it rain-free through the weekend. The north to northeast breeze will prevent any big warm-up, and Thursday will be very similar to Wednesday, with highs in the mid to upper 40s. The low temperature Thursday morning should be in the low to mid 30s. Friday through Sunday all look dry, with a better chance of low clouds in far Eastern MA than in most of RI. The high temperature will continue to hover between 45-50 degrees, and the lows will be between the upper 20s and low 30s. The general forecast is for partly cloudy skies, but we’ll have to be on the lookout for a low cloud deck that could drift from the northeast to southwest and blanket much of Southern New England.

Looking ahead to next week, there will still be a storm in the Atlantic Ocean, but, right now, it looks like the storm will stay farther east than earlier projected. We’ll see a brisk northeasterly breeze and some fairly big surf at the beaches, but the odds of steady precipitation have dwindled based on the latest projections. There may be some back and forth with this forecast over the next couple of days, so I wouldn’t consider it a lock that we’ll miss this storm. The forecast now is for partly to mostly cloudy, breezy conditions with highs in the upper 40s next Mon-Wed. The early outlook for Thanksgiving isn’t bad, but that is highly dependent on the track of the storm.

Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist - Right Weather LLC AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist #756 AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #126

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