We reached 64.8° yesterday at the Weather Center and it is a warm 56° this morning at 5 am. In my humble opinion, it is time for some snow cover to blanket the ground though I noticed in my travels yesterday to Kalamazoo there are still some corn and soybean fields that are waiting to be harvested. Sadly some farmers have to work secondary jobs and harvest comes when they find the time.
The forecast through Thanksgiving doesn’t look horribly bad so far. I don’t know how many will actually be traveling though I am pretty sure it will be far less than last year. My wife and I (and cats and dog) will be having Thanksgiving dinner alone this year as we have members of the family who came down with Covid the past week or so. We have pre-existing conditions that prevent us from wanting to be around the general population and it has been a lonely nine months. Thank God for cell phones! Can you imagine what it would be like without being able to communicate?
Looking at the U.S. weather hazards map this morning it is mainly clear with only a few spots with fog. We will see another “warm” day today with temps in the 50s.
The ECMWF and GFS models continue to be in conflict with the Saturday night/Sunday storm system. The first trends further north the other south so we will have to wait until tomorrow to get a better handle on it to see where it may or may not snow. Temps will fall in the lower 40s for daytime highs through the weekend.
Here is the NWS take on Thanksgiving: