Forecast: Scattered showers taper off overnight leading to a drier and mild Thanksgiving Day.

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Look for some fog early but it will be a quiet and mild Thanksgiving.

  • This Morning: Some clearing skies with areas of fog. Low: 52°.
  • Thanksgiving: Mild with mix of sunshine and a few clouds. High: 66°.
  • Friday: Cooler morning temps in the 30s. Saying mild under a partly cloudy sky. High: 63°.

As skies clear temps will fall into the low 50s. With the recent rain and moisture, we will see some areas of fog early Thursday.Thankfully, Thanksgiving Day looks very nice and quiet. In fact, it will be a very nice day if you and your family members want to eat outdoors. We will see some sunshine and mild temperatures in the low to mid 60s.The quiet weather pattern will continue into Friday and Saturday as well with mild days as morning lows start out in the low 40s and highs reach the upper 50s to lower 60s under a mix of sun and clouds.

Thankfully, Thanksgiving Day looks very nice and quiet. In fact, it will be a very nice day if you and your family members want to eat outdoors. We will see some sunshine and mild temperatures in the low to mid 60s.

The quiet weather pattern will continue into Friday and Saturday as well with mild days as morning lows start out in the low 40s and highs reach the upper 50s to lower 60s under a mix of sun and clouds.

Sunday will be a different story though as another more potent storm system slides into the region. This feature will increase rain chances through the afternoon/evening hours and some of this rainfall cloud be locally heavy after sunset. We will monitor the development of this feature and we could well be Weather AWARE for late Sunday into Monday.

Another thing that will happen is temperatures will tumble behind this system. In fact, Monday’s “high temperature” could be around midnight as temperatures look poised to be somewhere in the upper 40s to lower 50s. A sharp drop in temperatures looks possible as of now with readings falling through the40s into the 30s by late Monday. It also looks as though some of the leftover moisture could mix with or change to some snow, especially for the higher terrain regions, like the Plateau and Smokies.

The forecast after Monday is still a bit in question though, because where this storm system goes could have a big impact on what we could see Tuesday. We do know it will be windy and cold Tuesday with morning lows in the mid 20s and afternoon highs may only reach the mid to upper 30s, so think about where your winter coats are now and disconnect the garden hoses from your outdoor spigots.


If this system slows down and moves more north, we could continue to see some light snow wrap around it into the region, but if it is more progressive and moves northeast, we will be drier and just cold. You will no doubt see many posts on social media platforms about snow forecast models showing extremes, but remember that these models are not forecasts and often change numerous times a day. Trust your sources for weather information, which is hopefully us and we will keep you informed and prepared, not scared.

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