Thanksgiving Weekend Forecast


A big holiday weekend is upon us. The Wednesday storm is now exiting, having produced heavy rain in southern New England which ended as mixed rain/snow in some areas. Heavier snow was confined to the mountains of northern New England with some ski areas picking up decent snow and meaning that some people will be able to ski this weekend. With the storm now history, the only issue left behind is a slight risk of coastal flooding at the time of high tides through early Thursday, as tides are astronomically very high. Major flooding will not occur.

As far as the actual weather goes, we have clear sailing for the next few days, with a chilly Thanksgiving Day, a big warm-up for Black Friday, a slight cool-down over the weekend, and some clouds returning at the end of the weekend ahead of unsettled weather, which will be due early next week.

The forecast details for the Boston area…

TONIGHT: Clearing. Low 23-28 inland, 29-34 Boston and coast. Wind N 5-15 MPH.

THURSDAY – THANKSGIVING: Sunny. High school football game-time temperature starting out in the lower 30s ending 35-40. Afternoon high 43-48. Wind NW 5-15 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Clear. Low ranging from 20-25 inland valleys to 30-35 along the coast and in Boston. Wind W under 10 MPH.

FRIDAY: Sunny. High 60-65. Wind W 10-15 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Clear. Low 40-45. Wind W 5-15 MPH.

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy. High 55-60. Wind N 5-15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Variably cloudy. Low 40-45. Wind NE 5-10 MPH.

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. High 50-55. Wind NE 5-15 MPH.

MONDAY: Chance of rain. Low 41. High 50.

TUESDAY: Chance of rain. Low 41. High 50.

WEDNESDAY: Chance of showers. Low 40. High 53.

To every one of you: Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! And thanks for reading. πŸ™‚

65 replies on “Thanksgiving Weekend Forecast”

  1. TK, thanks. Best to you and your family tomorrow.

    Looks like Beantown will see 32 degrees for the first time this season.

    1. I hope Boston does see 32, but if not, it will be quite awhile before the next opportunity…no more cold air after tomorrow in the short term.

  2. Happy thanksgiving to new friends. TK thank you for bringing us all together. I hope your holiday is full of love and smiles!

  3. Yeah, yeahN happy, thanks, thanks. Where is my greenland block and my trough shifting east! Bah Humbug! πŸ™‚

        1. I do snow removal Philip. I work at a Hospital in Boston. It gets old real fast. Long cold nights, entire weekends working the storm. Yes the money is good but just not my time of year. I can get overtime besides the winter snow. I like spending time with my wife and son. Believe me the middle of the night calls, an hours drive it gets old.

  4. Have a Happy Thanksgiving TK and everyone else! πŸ™‚

    I am thankful for many things as well as this blog to discuss weather. I have absolutely NO use whatsoever for the WBZ blog. If it wasn’t for their mets discussions I wouldn’t go over there at all.

      1. Thanks Philp. I’m very thankful for all that I have, espically my children Maggie Mae and Liam James. Happy Thanksgiving to all. Bite the Bird!

  5. Happy Thanskgiving everyone. What a great day it is out there. It is much different than Halloween when there was snow on the ground. After a white Halloween I was hoping for a white Thanksgiving and Christmas since that has never happened in my life and I thought that would be cool. I hope there is a White Christmas.

    1. The one I am talking about must have been 89. I was still in high school as graduated in 90. I grew up in marshfield and remember my grandmother thinking no one was going to show. I had forgot about the other ones till you made mention of it.

  6. When the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) goes into a negative phase then we need to watch the for developement of coastal storms and if they track to the 40N 70W aka the benchmark or as I like to call it the sweet spot we could get dumped with a lot of snow which was the reason we got dumped on for six weeks last winter. When the NAO is in a positive phase that leads to mild conditions for us which has been the case since after the Pre Halloween Noreaster.

  7. Also the GFS for some reason has been very consistent at the end of the period, including the 12z run which just came out. A totally different pattern.

    1. WeatherWizard should be posting over here. I always felt that mid-December was the time for the regime change. It will be interesting if WW ends up being correct…we will see.

      Enjoy your Thanksgiving everyone! πŸ™‚

  8. Yes there was snow on Thanksgiving 1989.

    Haven’t looked at much yet today but yes it’s going to start turning colder more than just climatologically.

    Just came from Winchester where I witnessed a football massacre. Luckily for us, it was Woburn 56 Winchester 0 .. Mike Lynch from Ch 5 won’t be too happy with that. πŸ˜›

    1. TK, let me guess…Mike Lynch grew up in Winchester? LOL. πŸ™‚

      I just was never into h.s. football…college & pros is what I like.

      1. Yes. My mom met him in a hardware store about a year ago. She said he was not very nice in person. And I’ve heard that from other people too.

  9. Stuffed !!! I remember Thanksgiving 1989 up in the Merrimack Valley. Started initially as rain but quickly changed to snow in Lowell and we received about 4 to 5 inches of snow during the day.

  10. Mt. Washington up to 27F….milder air working in above. I think the avg high at Logan is now down to 49F and if it hits 60F tomorrow and into the 60s Saturday and maybe Sunday, with mild nights early next week, I think Logan could finish the month with a temp anomoly greater than 5F above normal. I wonder what the record is for November.

    1. Hi Hadi.

      Happy Thanksgiving ! Per Taunton NWS, the record high at Logan Sat is 67F and Sun, its 72F. That would be amazing to break one of those and given the autumn so far, wouldnt surprise me in the least.

      1. It sounds as if Saturday will be a great day for the holiday festivities at Humarock. Last year it was incredibly cold.

        1. All weekend is going to be nice Vicki. My son is non stop talking about tomorrow morning. We start decorating inside and out. We have I think 9 airblowns for outside.
          Last Friday night someone was trying to steal the airblown turkey.

          1. They tried to steal your turkey??

            I just took down the autumn decorations and will start Christmas after a cup of coffee it takes several days and I’ve learned to not try to rush but to enjoy. Most of the outside was done last weekend which is nice. Have fun John and others I know will be decorating today

  11. Tom I think the 72 is safe but 67 is attainable. Sunday might have some clouds involved which would limit temps. This seems like a repeat of last year to me ie thoughts of below average snow and we know what happened.

    1. Yes….4 straight Wednesday’s with school cancelled during a very snowy 6 week period. I remember one storm ending and the next one showing up on the longer range models.

  12. 41F at Worcester, 40F at Blue Hill and 28F on top of Mt. Washington………

    I think the 0Z GFS’ take on the long range this morning is something that makes reasonable sense to me, given what has been experienced the last several months…..Yes, a few sideswipes by cold shots, preceeded by a day or two of mild southwesterly temps and once the arctic cold reloads, again, in northwestern Canada / Alaska, it gets driven due south into the western USA. (12/11)

  13. Indications have been since the summer this was not going to be a particularly cold winter. I was thinking that back then and still to this day when all is set and done temps for the winter will be near or slightly above normal so if that pans out money will be saved on the heating bill which is always a good thing.

  14. The GFS is starting to show clippers becoming the main weather makers in the long range, which would help keep the cold air entrenched, as well as some snow.
    Next Wednesday could be interesting as the GFS is showing a quick shot of very chilly air coming towards us, while the EURO is quite the opposite.

  15. My favorite December pattern is the clipper one, near to below normal temps, and frequent light precip/snow events, and one sneaky moderate snowstorm in there somewhere.

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