Thanksgiving week: Quick cooldown, then warm temperatures

/ November 22, 2020 at 7:10 PM

Aside from Monday evening into Tuesday, Thanksgiving week will shape up a bit on the warm side, with a few showers for Thanksgiving Day possible.

Overall, the pattern will be pretty progressive this week. We’ll start the week with a cold front swinging through during the day Monday. This will knock temperatures back into the low 40s by Tuesday morning, with highs only reaching the mid-60s during the day. High pressure quickly shifts eastward, though, allowing for temperatures to moderate (and clouds to increase) ahead of another front Wednesday. The next front looks to swing through Thursday into Friday, and this is where we may see a few showers develop. (Right now, chances are low.) Temperatures will then level off a little lower, with perhaps some rain chances toward the end of the weekend depending on the forward speed of another storm system.

No coastal flooding concerns this week

No concerns with coastal flooding are expected this week as we are about a week out from the next full moon and winds should be relatively offshore for much of the time. (A far cry from Thanksgiving 2018, when we were dealing with tides near 8.7′!)

Tropical update

We remain in hurricane season through next Monday. The tropics are, thankfully, quiet — the only area that even has a razor-thin chance of developing is east of the Bahamas and would be headed away from the US if it did get named. The next Greek alphabet name on the list is Kappa.

The 2020 tropical season has been prolific with named storms, with 30 so far this year — a new record, beating 2005’s 29 with Iota last week. Let’s hope things stay quiet for the rest of the year — I know the Hurricane Center forecasters could use a break at this point!

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