Thanksgiving Week

By Melissa Mack, WBZ-TV

It’s a big travel week across our nation as the Thanksgiving Holiday nears.

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The week is going to be rather quiet, except for Wednesday (Thanksgiving Eve).

Watch Melissa’s forecast:

Today will be cloudier in the morning followed by increasing sunshine throughout the day.

Even with the sunshine, temperatures will stay in the 40s for the remainder of the day.

Sunshine will fill our day on Tuesday as highs maintain a 50 degree temperature status.

If you plan on travelling this Wednesday, your windhsield wipers will be in the ‘on’ position.

The rain will be heavy at times the first half of the day.

It will lighten up throughout the afternoon.  Highs will be in the middle 50s.

Thanksgiving Day:

Your morning ‘Turkey Trot’ will be dry as there will be decreasing clouds.

Then, sunshine will prevail in the afternoon as high temperatures will be on the cool side in the middle 40s.

Ready to burn off that massive turkey dinner?

Is there a family football game on your menu?!?!

Black Friday: 

It’s going to be a sunny day. Morning lows will be in the 30s so bundle up as you head out to grab your Black Friday Early Bird specials.

The afternoon deals will be easier to handle as you are walking from store to store.

Highs will be in the middle to upper 50s.

Melissa :)

Comments

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  1. matt souza says:

    the last time i checked the models they are still in disagrement if it goes to the west and north or does it cut across the area or go south of us over the ocean.
    All of this these possible tracks will give us rainl. it it goes to the west of us we will have morning rain and afternoon showers.
    if it tracks over us it will be a heivy rain with some possible mixing in the high terrain
    if it goes to our south there will be rain but there will be a change over to a mix or snow for the high terrain of southern new england. with rain to a mix for other locations as well.
    right now track 3 is the least likly but it is still possible. But the other tracks the one to the west and the one over southern new england have an even chance of happening. I think this will probably be put in place tonight or tuesday.

  2. matt souza says:

    the last time i checked the models they are still in disagrement if it goes to the west and north or does it cut across the area or go south of us over the ocean.
    All of this these possible tracks will give us rainl. it it goes to the west of us we will have morning rain and afternoon showers.
    if it tracks over us it will be a heivy rain with some possible mixing in the high terrain
    if it goes to our south there will be rain but there will be a change over to a mix or snow for the high terrain of southern new england. with rain to a mix for other locations as well.
    right now track 3 is the least likly but it is still possible. But the other tracks the one to the west and the one over southern new england have an even chance of happening. I think this will probably be put in place tonight or tuesday. this storm might go to the south or to the west it agrees with the track until it hits the nyc area then does it it continue up eastern ny state or does it cut short and it goes south of us i think we will find out tuesday night or wednesday

  3. David White says:

    Thanks Melissa and thanks Matt:

    Matt, it sounds like the NAM, GFS, ECMWF are doing a tap dance, if not having an argument over the tracks of the upcoming weather event. Which model goes with which track? Historically I think the NAM tends to track too far north, but has verified; The GFS too far south; if this is the case this time, then the Euro will be in between, tracking over us–settling the argument!

    Let’s stay tuned!

    1. matt souza says:

      David it is whats going on right now.

  4. Joshua says:

    Still see hardly any sign of winter on our doorstep. Not sure what Joe Joyce was seeing a few days ago when he suggested a blocking pattern would be setting up in early December, with cold filtering down from Canada and a high building over Greenland. I do not see that (yet). I see a zonal flow that could last the entire month. The cold is still largely in Western Canada.

    1. matt souza says:

      joshua he is seeing cold air building up in northwest canada . the gfs has cold air coming down after a frontal system moves through sometime around the 6 of december. Really far out but it might happen

    2. matt souza says:

      the cold air will be spreading through out canada around the first weeke of decmber

      1. David White says:

        The CPC 8-14 day outlook still has above normal temps for u right through December 6, and the same holds true for most of the northern Continental US. Perhaps December 6th will bring the big change, although both AO andNAO remain neutral to positive through the period. I do note the PNA shifting from negative to positive however. A strongly positive PNA can lead to strong ridging in the western US, and troughing in the eastern US. So we shall see. Meanwhile let’s enjoy Todd’s projected Indian Summer this weekend.

      2. Matt Souza says:

        david can you put the link you got your info so i can see what you are seeingI would like to know

      3. David White says:

        Matt, the link is http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/outlooks_index.shtml. You will find a listing and you should click on 8-14 day outlook. Today it is showing above normal temps for the northeast, but below normal temps for the southeastern US. A rather curious pattern, as one thinks the further north ones, the colder it is. Hope this helps!

  5. David White says:

    Joshua, the question is how strongly negative might the AO and the NAO, and subsequent Greenland ridging become? That is what is needed to bring the cold our way. Barry has suggested a cool down of the AMO in the not too distant future. I wonder if this would mean shorter and less frequent episodes of strongly negative NAO and weaker ridging in Greenland?

    Matt, I just looked at the area discussion for our region page from NWS (forecast.weather.gov). The GFS track for the upcoming storm is furthest north and faster. The Euro is further south and apparently in agreement with the Canadian models. The NAM is in between.

  6. Love Triple H says:

    Canada can keep the cold air. It can stay like this into April! Then Summer.

    1. matt souza says:

      i agree with summer but right now i hope that it gets cold and stays cold until late march. let it snow so ski areas get fresh natural snow and i can make a sleeding hill for my brothers that like it. . then have the summer weather for pool and ocean swimming.

  7. Italo says:

    I mean, our part of the planet is near its northern sector, it’s almost December, and it gets cold and is associated with cold-influenced weather and weather events. It’s what December, January and February do. So we don’t need any of the TV stations’ mets to inform us of that, we just know it’ll come to pass, eventually, right?

    Also, keeping fingers crossed that Wednesday’s not too crummy a day — traffic, Thanksgiving- and work commuting-wise, is going to be hell here in and around our wonderful Boston highways infrastructure, otherwise. Happy Thanksgiving Week, and make it safe and great, everybody!

  8. Joshua says:

    Thanks, Matt Souza. You’re probably more knowledgable than I on weather matters. I just think that our cold generally does not come from Northwest Canada. I think in a typical blocking pattern for us the jet stream looks a little like a sine or cosine graph with cold air and storms being transported as it were from Northern and Central Canada in a southeasterly direction towards the midwest and mid-Atlantic, and then riding up along the Eastern Seaboard towards the Maritimes. In fact, when that cold air mass invades the Pacific Northwest as it did last week (?), our pattern tends to be zonal (jetstream is very flat) and not very cold at all.

  9. Matt Souza says:

    The latest model runs
    Gfs has the storm north of us with rain in the morning then showers in the afternoon and the warmer solution
    the nam has it tracking right over us which will give us all rain and a tad cooler of a solution
    i do not know what mets call the navy model but this model is saying a cooler solution going some where in southeastern mass cape or just off shore.
    the cmc also is saying it will track over southeast mass but a tad warmer than the navy.
    The nam is cool with that 540 line being really close with a rain to a mix for the high terrain of worchester county and berkshires.
    right now i think this storm will track across southeast mass not to the north and west.
    the determining point will be when the center is around ny and new jersey boarder . does it move east northeast or does it continue north to the west and north of us. that will be the time we can see what kind of precip this thing will end with.

  10. JimmyJames says:

    Any wintry weather highest elevations of SNE,.

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