On this morning’s weather map, high pressure remains in control of our weather as it stretches from southern Canada through to the southern Mississippi Valley. High clouds that were over Central New York yesterday and last night have thinned and shifted east. Any lingering clouds should be gone by mid-morning, resulting in a fairly and sunny mild day. Even better weather, if that’s possible, is expected for Thanksgiving day tomorrow as sunshine will be abundant with highs in the mid or upper 50s.
A change in our weather will finally come Friday as a strong cold moves through the region. The weather will remain largely mild and dry through the big shopping day, Black Friday, as highs reach well into the 50s. While a chance for showers is evident on the planning forecast Friday, indications are that best chance will come later in the afternoon. If you are an early Black Friday shopper, those showers won’t be an issue for you.
That sets the stage for a sharp drop in temperature Saturday and Sunday. In fact, we’ll have to include the threat for lake effect snow showers this weekend as temperatures struggle to reach 40° for daily highs. Chilly temperatures may stick around into early next week.