Black Friday is an informal name for the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, the fourth Thursday of November, which has been regarded as the beginning of the country’s Christmas shopping season since 1952 and the day shopkeepers balance sheets turned black (positive) from red (loss).
A lot of folks fight their way through the crowds seeking deals for Christmas or themselves some times getting out of hand and showing their worst sides. I am sure it starts in the parking lots with the irritation of looking for a space to park the car. I have a handicap plate but sometimes that doesn’t help as there are those who don’t care where they park.
I spoke yesterday of showing kindness and courtesy to others – this doesn’t always work as some will look at you as if you were wearing a moose-head on your shoulders and push on by. I have seen some of these events get pretty ugly and riotous. If I go out to shop I stick to the grocery store downtown and call it good. Some of my kids go out shopping today, but they are younger and have more gumption to do this than I do. If I shop on black Friday it will be online.
Weather wise it will be a great day for moving on the roads the main hazard will be traffic. A breezy day is in store with sunshine and highs in the 50s, before a cold front brings clouds and a few light rain showers or drizzle tonight and Saturday. Dry conditions are expected Sunday through mid week with above normal temperatures continuing through the next two weeks. No big storms of rain or snow are expected. Below is the CPC forecast for the next couple weeks.
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