Turkey Day Nice, Increasing Clouds Black Friday
RAIN CHANCES ENTER THE PICTURE FRIDAY NIGHT/SATURDAY MORNING
Thanksgiving is shaping up to be issue-free in terms of weather. Sunshine will prevail with just a few passing high clouds at times, while highs will plateau a couple of degrees either side of 60 by afternoon.
Clouds start to increase for Black Friday, a signal of a fast-moving impulse that will bring a quick hit of rain to the area beginning Friday night into Saturday morning. With clouds increasing and a northeast breeze, highs for Friday will be held down into the 50s for most of the area. Rainfall amounts will be light, and the rain should be confined to a window between 6 PM Friday and noon Saturday. High school football games may see a few sprinkles, but no heavy rainfall is anticipated.
A brief respite will allow college football games to go off rain-free on Saturday before another disturbance re-introduces rain chances for Sunday into early Monday morning. This bout of rain may be heavier, and a couple of models show instability working its way into the region to perhaps add a rumble of thunder or two in the mix. Highs will be in the mid 60s to around 70 degrees for Saturday and Sunday.
A cold front brings an end to the rainfall chances and colder temperatures for the middle of next week, with a widespread freeze possible over the area by Wednesday morning.
-Meteorologist Dana Barker