Holiday Storm Chances and Travel Forecast

Fredrick Soto
November 23, 2018

On Thursday night, the temperature will drop to about 9 degrees.

Thursday night will be mostly clear and blustery, with lows in the teens, and some locations may set new records for cold temperatures on Thanksgiving, the weather service said.

Or, the region could challenge a record for its coldest Thanksgiving on record - a high of 31 degrees in 1930.

Great weather is expected for Thanksgiving with rain chances returning for Black Friday.

"We're talking dangerously cold wind chills", 7Weather meteorologist Jackie Layer said.

In addition, strong northwesterly winds will whip up freshly fallen snow and cause sudden very low visibility in blowing and drifting snow.

"Air typical of the heart of winter will anchor across the Northeast on Thanksgiving Day". There was also a chance of snow before 5 p.m. Monday, with a high of 35 degrees anticipated. That's almost 30 degrees below the typical high the city sees around this time of the year, CBS Boston says.

Highs are forecast in the lower 30s, which is close to a record chill for the holiday. More updates will follow as we get closer to this storm system. It will be sunny and dry.

From a light snowfall to rain, some spots will be both cold and wet this week.

"Snow totals will range from the rain in Reno to a mix in the hills, to a couple inches around Tahoe, about 4-8" at 7000' and around a foot above 8000'.

An advisory is out for Interstates 90 (MassPike), 87 and 88.

Rainfall on the West Coast may help extinguish fires, but it also increases the risk of mudslides.

The Deep South, too, could see heavy rainfall.

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