Thanksgiving Week Is Here...

November 23, 2020 // Article by: Brad Miller

Hard to believe that Thanksgiving is this Thursday, but here we are...Overall, the weather this week here in the Northeast looks fairly quiet, but it looks like we do have rain in the forecast for Turkey Day itself.  Let's break down each day and get a general idea of the weather as we get ready for the holiday.


High pressure will briefly build across the region.  This will lend to a seasonable day with a mix of sun and clouds up and down the I-95 corridor.  Afternoon highs will range from the low 40s in New England to near 50° towards Maryland and the nation's capital.


The day starts off with scattered snow flurries and perhaps a few snow showers across interior parts of the Northeast.  Elsewhere, plenty of clouds through the day, but it likely stays dry through the daytime hours.  Afternoon highs will reach the 40s and 50s.  Low pressure then approaches the area Wednesday night and rain is expected to develop late.

Thanksgiving Day:

That brings us to Turkey Day 2020 and unfortunately, it will be rather wet.  Rain will be a good bet through most of the day before slowly clearing from west to east during the afternoon and into the evening.  Rainfall amounts on Thanksgiving will likely range from 0.50 - 1.00" with some locally higher amounts possible.  Here is a look at the simulated radar for 1 PM on Thursday.

Courtesy Pivotal Weather

Despite the clouds and rain on Thanksgiving, it will be mild for late November.  Here is a look at forecast temperatures for 1 PM.

Courtesy Pivotal Weather


Low pressure exits the Northeast Thanksgiving night as high pressure builds into the area.  This will result in a quiet Friday with a mix of sun and clouds.  It will stay rather mild for this time of the year as afternoon highs push into the 50s once again.

So, that's it for now.  Have a great holiday week everyone and stay healthy and safe.  Looks like some changes to the overall weather pattern as we kick off December.  Perhaps a turn to some wintry concerns as colder air sets up along the East Coast.