Wild Swings on the Way; Thanksgiving Week Looks Cold

There will be ups and downs in the coming days and weeks as far as temperatures, but overall as we head into Thanksgiving week, it looks chilly.

The ensemble average of the GFS shows cold spilling into much of the eastern 1/3 of the country around the 22nd and 23rd. This could be some slightly below normal to below normal cold on Wednesday the 24th below:

However, Thanksgiving Day itself could be near normal temperatures. But one thing is clear, we will not “torch” the week of Thanksgiving.

The Canadian model is kind of in agreement, with below normal temperatures on Tuesday of Thanksgiving week.

There will be a pipeline of cold air opening from Siberia and all the way into western Canada and down into the Plains and Midwest. Eventually, the cold makes it to us in the Southeast.

The pattern however, is cold, then back to normal, then warm. So any cold shots won’t last too long or sustain.

We have no idea about any snow talk for Thanksgiving, but I’m sure there are some of us who would not mind.

I however, completely protest the idea.



Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!