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Weather Blog: A feast forecast for outdoors, holiday travel

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Posted at 4:00 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 17:00:25-05

It’s cloudy and dreary this Tuesday with the rain and snow, but once the rain clears out on Wednesday, we’ll get some sunshine, and temperatures will begin to warm up. I know several people are planning outdoor Thanksgiving gatherings. So, let’s check out Thursday’s forecast for those who may be traveling to one of those gatherings and practicing social/physical distancing.

There will be plenty of sunshine from Sioux Falls to Omaha with high temperatures ranging from the mid-40s to lower 50s. Fargo and Duluth will be chillier in the afternoon with highs not making it out of the 30s. More cloud cover can be expected from Chicago to Detroit with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s.

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Most of the lower 48 will see fair skies and pleasant conditions on Thanksgiving Day, except for the east coast. Here’s a look at future forecasts showing the clouds and precipitation across the United States at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

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From Atlanta to New England there will be some light to moderate rainfall, as the same storm system that’s bringing us the snow/rain today moves farther east.

By Thanksgiving Day our normal high/low for the Milwaukee area will be down to 39/26. Our Thanksgiving Day statistics show that the warmest Thanksgiving Day, since records have been kept occurred in 1914 when the high temperature was 65°; the coldest was in 1950 when the high was -4

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This 2020 Thanksgiving Day will be warmer than what we would expect for this time of the year with high temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s. The winds will be light too. So, if you’re planning or hosting a dinner outdoors—don’t worry the weather is going to cooperate this year.

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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