Weather should have minimal impact on Thanksgiving travel...

Good Wednesday to everyone…it is a busy day region and nation-wide as a lot of people will be hitting the roads en route to their respective Thanksgiving destinations.  The good news is that weather should be of little issue overall here in the Carolinas and on a national level…

 

A cold front will be moving through the Western Carolinas today, afternoon temperatures should be relatively mild today as northwest winds initially will help to downslope (compress and warm) the air mass. High’s today in the foothills will approach the 60 degree mark with lower to mid 60’s expected in the Piedmont with just a few clouds scattered about.

 

Tonight as high pressure moves closer winds will shift over to the northeast and that will quickly funnel in a colder airmass for the Thanksgiving Holiday, overnight lows will get down close to the freezing mark.

 

Thanksgiving itself looks to be sunny but chilly with temperatures struggling to reach the 50 degree mark along and north of Interstate 40, low 50’s possible along US 74. Make sure and have that coat handy if you plan on being out late Thanksgiving afternoon and Thanksgiving night as temps will quickly drop down into the 30’s in the evening hours…so be prepared for those who may be out and about getting an early start on those Black Friday sales…

 

 

And speaking of Black Friday, we will be closely monitoring a weak surface low that will originate in the Gulf of Mexico. As it moves up along the Southeast coastline it could attempt to throw some clouds back into the equation for Friday. The models have been differing on this in recent runs so there is uncertainty at this time. Stay tuned later today when we update the 7-Day for the latest on the late week weather situation.

 

Have a great day and safe travels!

 

 

 

Daniel Crawley

Foothills Weather Network