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Meteorology Monday: November 19 - November 25

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The busy Thanksgiving travel week is here, and this year it looks like the weather will largely cooperate and provide only minimal impacts across the country. By and large it will be dry and mild over the eastern half of the country in the days leading up to Thanksgiving Day, with any precipitation that does occur very light and spotty.  A weak system will start to move into the center of the country later in the week, bringing some scattered showers to the Midwest, Great Lakes, and Northeast towards next weekend……but there will be limited moisture and thus only scattered rain showers are expected, with no significant winter precipitation.   In the West, mild and mostly dry in the Southwest and S. Cal (including PHX, LAS, SAN, LAX, DEN), with the majority of the wet weather occurring across the Pacific Northwest through the week, dipping down into N. Cal for a day or so Tuesday night & Wednesday. 

Here are some weather highlights for the upcoming holiday travel week:

  • In the Northeast & Mid Atlantic, most of the week will be dry and mild, with the first chance of showers coming next weekend (BWI, PHL, EWR, LGA, BOS).
  • For the Southeast & Florida, a great week ahead, with most days also looking dry and mild, with only some isolated showers in parts of Florida in the Tuesday-Wednesday timeframe.
  • In the Midwest, including MDW, some scattered light showers will move through on Monday night and again possibly on Thanksgiving Day, but the bulk of the week will be precipitation-free, with above normal temps, until it cools down somewhat next weekend.
  • Across Texas and the southern Plains, scattered showers possible starting on Thanksgiving Day, with a better chance at picking up some much needed rainfall moving into next weekend (HOU, AUS, SAT, DAL).
  • Nice weather through the week in the Southwest and S. Cal (LAX, SAN, PHX, LAS, DEN).  Northern California will see some rain Tuesday night into Wednesday, with the bulk of the wet weather occurring in the Pacific Northwest (PDX, SEA, GEG), with rain and windy conditions at those locations much of the week. 
Have a wonderful (short) week and a great Thanksgiving holiday! 
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