Abnormally warm today and on Thanksgiving; Heavy snow in the mountain forecast

Nov 22, 2018, 15:41
Abnormally warm today and on Thanksgiving; Heavy snow in the mountain forecast

The high on Thanksgiving Day is expected to be 26 degrees.

Beginning at 1 a.m. Thursday and through noon, a wind chill advisory is in effect for the Berkshires and Southern Vermont. The expected bitter cold Thursday prompted Portland officials to reschedule the 107th annual Thanksgiving Day game between Deering and Portland high schools.

Albany, N.Y., records a low of 5 degrees in 1972 with the next lowest almost a century earlier, 9 degrees on Nov. 30, 1876 (when Thanksgiving was celebrated on the last Thursday of November).

"The coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere right now is in Canada and that's what's coming", said Rob Carolan, owner of Hometown Forecast Services. The arctic air brought New Yorkers a brief coating of snow as well.

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Meteorologists predict that the D.C. area could experience the coldest Thanksgiving since 1996.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade might even be "a frigid nightmare", according to The New York Post.

Strong winds could also lift fresh snow, which could result in blowing snow and poor driving visibility. That means outreach teams are scouring the streets to make sure people find shelter.

Normal highs in late November are in the lower 50s around Baltimore.

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After a chilly start, temperatures will be cool Wednesday with highs in the 60s. Friday morning lows will be even colder. But you are going to have to deal with some weather in the East.

Any sustained winds of 23 miles per hour or gusts of 34 miles per hour would ground the massive inflatable stars of the annual event, organizers said. The lingering winds will make it feel like the temperature is in the teens across most the area. The Northeast metros could see rain early and throughout the day.

The high on Thanksgiving Day 2017 was 43 degrees.

Friday's late-day clouds may translate into rain Saturday morning and continue in the evening.

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