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Warming Up With Good Travel Weather Heading Into Thanksgiving


  We're waking up chilly on this big travel day but other than that the weather is calm and quiet. Temperatures fell into the 20s overnight and 30s on the taller hills...and aside from a few thin, high cirrus clouds it's a clear beginning. Keep that in mind when packing to head out this morning...sun glare will be an issue for eastbound travelers today so watch for that. Otherwise, though, travel by road or air across the eastern 2/3 of the Country looks very pleasant for today. A weak disturbance in western Kentucky will graze us with a few high level clouds today, especially this afternoon...but that's about it. Southerly winds will pick up and turn a bit gusty but that wind direction favors a big warmup, with temperatures reaching 60 in the valleys. South winds usually warm Charleston even more, so I wouldn't be surprised if the Kanawha Valley reached the lower and even maybe mid-60s. Pretty nice!


Tonight will be quiet as temperatures fall to around 34 degrees. That may be the last time we're below 40 until the middle or end of next week!


Thanksgiving will continue the warmup trend with south winds in place as a cold front slowly presses east into the Midwest. We'll remain dry with a mix of sun and clouds and a high reaching around 67 degrees! Almost warm enough to have Thanksgiving dinner outside if you'd like!


That front will finally bring some rain showers in here late Friday night and part of Saturday, although it looks like most of the day is just overcast and cooler. We'll see a high of 58. Sunday will feature a better chance for rain in the area with a wave of low pressure tracking along that front (which will stall near us). Temperatures will again reach the upper 50s.


Black Friday morning shoppers will be happy to hear that temperatures before sunrise will be about 40 to 45 degrees...very reasonable for this time of year. We'll see increasing clouds during the day but we'll warm to around 70 in the afternoon. Compare that to last year on Black Friday where we had snow and ice in the morning and only reached a high of 32!


Rain showers will move in late Friday night before tapering down Saturday. Sunday will feature a better chance for rain as a wave of low pressure scoots by. Temperatures will be cooler this weekend and there will be plenty of clouds, with highs in the upper 50s. Still, that's about 5 degrees warmer than average.


A few sprinkles and clouds will greet us heading back to work and school Monday with a high of 60. Another low will track to our northwest Tuesday bringing another round of rain and possibly thunder ahead of a cold front. That will bring a shot of chilly air back in here by the middle and end of the week but until then expect temperatures to remain well above normal for most of the next 7 days.








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