NWS: Sunny weather expected for Thanksgiving holiday

Cheryl Sanders
November 21, 2017

"Minimum [relative humidity] values will fall between 10-15% through Wednesday and 15-20% for the rest of the week [which will enhance wildfire weather]".

High pressure across the Carolinas is re-directing winds back out of the south this evening, and that begins the general warming trend that will continue through early Tuesday (tomorrow). High temperatures climb into the 60s, with overnight lows in the 40s.

But that hasn't always been the case. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 60s to near 70. Some areas of upstate NY, such and Albany and Syracuse, will likely see some light snow or a mix of rain and snow but no major travel issues are anticipated.

Past year (2016) high temperatures were in the mid-30s with a light wind and no measurable precipitation.

The National Weather Service says there are a couple of cool days to get through before the holiday arrives. Temperatures should remain above freezing so I'm not expecting any extremely cold weather later this week.

-The coldest low temperature: 7 degrees on 11/23/1950. Thanksgiving looking great with highs near the seasonal mark topping out in the mid 40s with mostly sunny skies! That is much warmer than the lows we had over the weekend.

"After the turkey dinner Thursday, maybe you can go outside and chuck the football around, " KMTV meteorologist Ryan McPike said about Thursday's warm forecast.

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