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Thanksgiving Day to Bring Bitter Wind, Arctic Air



    Thanksgiving Day to Bring Bitter Wind, Arctic Air

    Today (Wednesday): Sun to building clouds to scattered rain/snow squalls for locally slick roads at times. Highs in the 40s, 30s north. Overnight Wednesday Night: Clearing. Lows in the 10s. Thanksgiving Day: Bitter wind with arctic air. Highs only around 20, wind chill around 5 above zero, below zero north.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018)

    With a good amount of sunshine, temperatures start in teens north and 20s south this morning.

    With a mixture of sun and clouds we have yet another wave of low-pressure crossing northern New England. This time it’s on the Arctic boundary. Though there is very limited moisture, the situation can produce a quick snow shower or even snow squall.

    Our wind will be fairly brisk out of the southwest for the first part of the day, then from the northwest as the sun goes down. This is the leading edge of some cold to record cold air that is here for Thanksgiving.

    With clearing skies tonight the temperature plummets to near 0° north, 15° south. With plenty of sunshine it is a very cold Thanksgiving Day with a high temperature near 10° north, and in the low 20s south, wind from the northwest gusting past 40 mph adding a biting wind chill.

    The football games will be bright but frigid. It’s a strong high-pressure system right over us Thursday night allowing the temperatures to go to record levels early Friday, 0° north to the teens south, but with much less wind, Friday looks like a bright day with temperatures moderating back to their 20s south, teens north.

    Warmer air tries to come back in on Saturday, with temperatures rising back to the 20s and 30s, with clouds increasing.

    Sunday is a tough call but it looks like some rain is possible, or rain or snow in the mountains. We may then have to deal with another coastal storm early next week, likely tending to be rain instead of snow this time.

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