A mostly quiet and seasonable Thanksgiving week ahead

/ November 24, 2019 at 10:26 PM

We’ve got a fairly tranquil Thanksgiving week ahead with comfortable, seasonable temperatures and little to no chances of rain until roughly Sunday.

Weak front Wednesday night to bring a cooldown for Thanksgiving Day

Fronts and sensible weather conditions valid 7am Wednesday.
Source: Weather Prediction Center

We’ll start the week in a gradual warming trend ahead of our next front. A cold front associated with a potent storm system that will make holiday travel quite troublesome in the northern half of the U.S. will be coming through late Wednesday into early Thursday mostly dry (though a couple showers can’t be ruled out).

This front will help knock temperatures down a bit for Thanksgiving Day, with a very comfortable high of 66° expected in the afternoon under partly cloudy skies. It’ll be an excellent day to spend some time outside!

Next rain chance this weekend

Seemingly on cue, our next best rain chance appears timed for sometime this weekend as another cold front approaches the area from the west. Model data from this afternoon is still pretty far apart on timing. The European model is faster with a potential for showers Sunday afternoon (which the NWS forecast also indicates at this time). The GFS is a little slower, bringing the front in overnight Sunday into Monday. We’ll see what kind of impacts there may be on various outdoor activities to ring in the holidays, including some holiday markets, but for now, no need to cancel any plans.

More king tides, and more coastal flooding

We’re headed back into king tides this week as we head toward Tuesday’s new moon. Generally minor coastal flooding will be possible with the morning high tides pretty much every day this week. Monday’s high tide is at 6:34 AM. Keep an ear out for possible Coastal Flood Advisories as the week goes on.

Otherwise, things look pretty good, weather-wise. My best wishes to you and your families for a very happy Thanksgiving!

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