Thanksgiving: Family, food, football, and fine weather

Wednesday was the first day since November 13 where the temperature was above normal at TF Green Airport. The seven day stretch of chilly weather helped the average for the month drop to about 2 degrees below normal so far. It looks like the next couple of days will be warmer than normal before a return to some chilly weather over the weekend.

Dry, seasonable Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving day should be quite nice in Southern New England. We’ll enjoy a relatively mild afternoon, with highs in a few spots reaching 55 degrees. If you’re heading to the Willow Tree Family Turkey Trot, NewportFed Pie Run, or any of the high school football games, you can expect it to be cool and dry in the morning. The temperature will be in the low to mid 40s with partly cloudy skies – great weather for running or playing football, and a little hot chocolate will warm you nicely if you’re spectating. The afternoon looks mostly sunny with highs in the low to mid 50s. The weather also looks like a non-factor for the Pats-Jets on Thursday night.

Thanksgiving Forecast - Right Weather
Thanksgiving Forecast – Right Weather

Mild Black Friday, colder this weekend

Black Friday shoppers will not be bothered by the weather. It will not be terribly cool Thursday night, and Friday afternoon should be mild with highs in the mid 50s under partly sunny skies. It still looks like a cold front will move through late Friday night or Saturday morning. A few showers are possible as it passes, and colder air will come charging in behind it on a gusty northwesterly wind late-Saturday into Sunday. The high on Saturday may be 45-50, but it will be turning much cooler during the afternoon and evening.

Sunday cold shot -
Sunday cold shot –

Sunday will be dry, bright, and the chilliest day of the fall to date. The low temperature will be in the 20s, with wind chills in the teens to low 20s, and the afternoon high will struggle to reach 40 degrees. Look for it to stay dry and cool on Monday. Lows will be in the 20s, and highs will be in the low to mid 40s.

A storm will move from the Southeast to the Northeast Tuesday and Wednesday. Right now, it does not look like a very wintry storm for Southern New England, but the track is still uncertain. As it stands now, there may be enough cold air at the beginning and end of the storm for a wintry mix inland. We’ll keep you posted.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!!

Fred Campagna

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

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