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A Peaceful Period

Barry Burbank
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After the unprecedented Superstorm Sandy and a followup Nor’easter, it’s a relief not having any weather woes especially for the thousands of travelers in the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday Week. Thankfully, a ridge of high air pressure will govern our region and that means settled fair weather with light wind most of the time through next Friday. November is known for its gloomy weather but, for now, we can look forward to several sunny days and clear nights. Temperatures will be slightly below average with daytime highs in the upper 40s the next couple of days then at or slightly above average inching into the lower to middle 50s by Thanksgiving. Overnight lows will range from the 20s in the suburbs to the lower to middle 30s in the larger urban centers.

Like today, the next few to several days could feature patches of lower clouds occasionally crossing over mainly Cape Cod and perhaps a few other South Shore communities. Additionally, an upper level disturbance arriving from the Midwest will produce increasing high cloudiness all areas Tuesday afternoon and it may be thick enough to dim the sunshine on Wednesday. After that, it exits and brighter sunshine should return for the holiday and Black Friday. There could be a change next weekend as a bigger bundle of energy dives across the Great Lakes into the Mid-Atlantic region to ignite a strengthening ocean storm. This system could just brush us or impact the area more substantially with some rain and snow and strong winds. It is too premature to be confident of this development right now.

The weather is currently looking fine for the Pats/Colts Game tomorrow afternoon. For tailgate activity, it will be sunny with light wind and temperatures in the upper to middle 40s but by kickoff, it will have cooled to near 43 with a drop to about 37 by the end of the game after 7:30pm. GO PATS! Looking ahead to all the regional football games and road races on Thanksgiving Day, it should be decent with some sunshine warming it from the 28-38 range at 7-8am to 38-48 by 10-noon and 48-54 by mid-afternoon. Check out the 25th anniversary of the Feaster Five in Andover. Amongst other VIPs, Dan Roche and I will be on stage to kick off the race at 8:30am. I’ve run either the 5K or 5M course there many years and I’m looking forward to doing it again with 10,000 of my close friends. Just wish my pace was as good as a couple of decades ago!

Joe Joyce delivers his latest AccuWeather Forecast in the morning and I shall follow later in the day.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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