What's to Come for Thanksgiving

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By Sam Kantrow on November 18, 2012, 9:23am Last modified: November 19, 2012, 9:37am

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Hello there, and happy Sunday to you!  Is it corny to say happy, and then a day of the week?  It seems so insincere so I’m just going to say, hope you’re lovin’ this “normal” weather.  It’s a great break from the craziness that we’ve been having for so long, and this break will only continue into this week.  So what’s the weather going to be like, and what’s causing it to be that way? 

First off, let’s talk about the short term.  We’re right now influenced by high pressure, but it’s a pretty weak high and is weakening as you read this!  The flow at the surface has an easterly component, which will cause a few more clouds and a bit cooler temps today than they were yesterday. I’m expecting highs to top off around 50 (give or take a few degrees) across the state today. 

Tonight things are going to get quite cold for inland, but along the shore we’ll be a good 5-10 degrees warmer.  This will be due to the increase in moisture that will result in some clouds along the shore tonight.  Either way, we should be close the freezing along the immediate shoreline, and much cooler inland.

So looking longer into the future, the flow shifts from zonal, and a ridge builds this week.  This will allow our flow to come out of the southwest, a warm wind direction, which will allow our daily highs to climb a bit every day.  By the end of this week, temps will be in the mid 50s, and it’s not impossible to see some upper 50s.  At this point, I don’t think we’ll see any 60 degree readings in this 8-day. 

Oh, almost forgot…Thanksgiving is lookin great.  High pressure will keep us dry, and sunny…highs expected to get into the mid 50s and wind shouldn't be an issue either!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and please tweet/Facebook with me if you’d like:

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