A dry Wednesday on tap, but tracking a wintry mix for Thanksgiving


Winds remain blustery through the night, but should lighten a bit compared to earlier today. Temperatures return to the 20s overnight, but the breeze will keep wind chills in the teens. Patchy clouds linger for a while, especially in the hills, but the valley may clear out by morning. For the biggest travel day of the year, the Northeast is looking dry and quiet. Expect some decent sun glare-so grab the shades! You will need the coat too with highs in the lower to mid 40s.

High pressure will give us a dry, sunny Wednesday, but our next system is on the way for Thanksgiving. We begin Wednesday night clear, so temps will fall into the 20s overnight. Clouds increase and wet weather arrives by dawn. Temperatures will be below freezing for all, and through Berkshire, Franklin and northern Hampshire county-light snow will be likely. However, a nose of warmer air aloft may lead to a brief period of freezing rain/drizzle for the southern valley-which may lead to a glaze of ice. Travel may be hazardous in the morning across western Mass.

Temperatures will rise above freezing Thursday morning for most, allowing rain and snow showers to persist on and off through the day. Temps will stay in the upper 30s for Thanksgiving afternoon with only occasional wet weather. Thursday night, we drop back below freezing with fog, flurries and more patchy freezing drizzle-which again may lead to light icing Black Friday morning. Then similar to Thursday, we warm up during the day Friday and scattered rain showers are possible. Same story Saturday too.

We dry out Saturday afternoon and get breezy behind departing low pressure. Lows in the 20s are expected Saturday night to Monday night and daytime highs return to the 40s with gusty winds Sunday and Monday. Our next round of rain looks to arrive Tuesday.

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