Unseasonably warm weather takes hold for Thanksgiving

Published On: Nov 19 2012 04:22:31 PM CST

While we're not expecting to break any temperature records this week, it is going to feel MUCH different outside than it did last week.

The persistent north wind from last week will be replaced by a persistent southeast breeze this week, and that means two things -- higher temperatures and higher humidity.  Look for afternoon highs to top out near 80 by Wednesday and Thursday.  Morning lows will be in the mid 50s to near 60 degrees.  Of course, Wednesday is a big travel day and Thursday is Thanksgiving.  Both days should present no problems for any of us -- unless you're not a big fan of warmer-than-normal weather!

Rain will be hard to come by this week, too.  A weak cold front will push through the area late Friday.  It brings a 20 percent chance for spotty showers to the area on Black Friday.  At 20 percent, the rain won't present an issue for bargain shoppers on one of the biggest shopping days of the year.  Most of us will probably stay dry.  The front won't bring a huge drop in temperatures, either.  Highs this weekend will be in the mid 70s.

So prepare for this big holiday week without worrying about the weather.  Just worry about which short-sleeved shirt you plan to wear to your Thanksgiving get-together!

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