By Todd Gutner WBZ-TV

With all the holiday travelers this is perfect timing for one of the quietest stretches of the entire year.  Once again we are precip-free and will stay that way for a couple of more days.  We may be dry but we aren’t exactly cloudless, lower clouds have been forming in this stagnant pattern and will expand overnight.  This will leave us with a gray sky overhead for the first several hours on Thanksgiving morning.  By afternoon, the clouds will erode, the sun will pop out and temps will climb to or slightly higher than 50 degrees.

Black Friday should be similar with developing sunshine and warming temps into the 50s again…slighly above average.

The weekend brings big changes…a thin line of rain showers will pass through mid to late morning.  Following their passage, the winds will swing back to the NW and howl…we will see a temps drop from 48 in the morning to 38 by the end of the day.  The NW flow will be very strong on Sunday as well with blustery and cold conditions, along with a sun / cloud blend.  The NW winds will be flowing over the Great Lakes and the Northern New England mountains producing numerous snow showers…and a few flurries may actually reach Central or even Eastern MA during the day before they dry up.

The cold will continue to establish itself early next week as the storm track gets active again.  A storm looks likely to form in the Northeast in the Tuesday – Wednesday timeframe but the track and intensity is still in question.  With blocking downstream beginning to reestablish itself, the cold may be tough to move out of here and a Wintry mix type of event may occur.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!


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