Cold turkey, chill reinforced with a chance of snow tonight

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SNOW CHANCE TONIGHT

We are watching light snow spread east, southeast from Illinois late this afternoon. This area of snow will swipe SW Indiana and possibly bringing some light snow or flurries into the city by 9 p.m.

Radar 4 PM Wednesday

Radar 4 PM Wednesday

Forecast radar 8 PM Wednesday.

Forecast radar 8 PM Wednesday.

EAST COAST STORM

Travel troubles are east with rain changing to snow this evening. Delays are building.  Still rain at 4 p.m. at New York’s JFK airport at times mixing with snow at La Guardia. Raining at DC, Philly and Boston.

Heaviest snows are expanding east, northeast to Maine, NH and VT reaching rates of 1-2″ per hour.

Heavy snow developing tonight in New England

Heavy snow developing tonight in New England

Winter storm warning are in effect out east for 6″ plus snowfall climbing to 10″ or more into New England.

RPM model forecast snowfall through Thursday morning.

RPM model forecast snowfall through Thursday morning.

COLD TURKEY

The reinforcing old behind tonight’s ‘clipper system’ will keep area temperatures Thursday at or just below the freezing mark.  Only 35 percent of the Thanksgiving’s on record have failed to reach 40°, this will be the second year in a row.  The forecast high of 32° is expected and will make this the coldest Thanksgiving in 25 years.  In 1989, the high only reached 31°.  The coldest Thanksgiving on record was 14° in 1930.

Back to back cold Thanksgiving days

Back to back cold Thanksgiving days after a warm one in 2012

STRONG WARM UP

A warm front will pass later Friday and early Saturday bringing milder, pacific air to in to finish the holiday weekend.  A rise to the middle and upper 50s begins Saturday with a peak near 60° early Sunday.  It will be a brief warm up, once a again much colder air will settler south by Sunday evening.

Windy, warm up coming after front passes late Friday.  Euro model weather map 7 AM Saturday

Windy, warm up coming after front passes late Friday. Euro model weather map 7 AM Saturday

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