Monday, November 23, 2009

Strong But Seasonable Cold Front Coming

Just in time for the holiday season, a strong, but seasonable, cold front is expected to sweep through much of the eastern U.S. Thanksgiving Day. The front will pass through Central Virginia before sunrise Friday as the low pressure system tracks toward New England. Here is the surface temperature, pressure, and wind map for Friday morning:
Behind that front on Friday, highs will only climb into the upper 40's to near 50 degrees in Central Virginia, and it will feel a bit more chilly as a result of the blustery winds. If you're planning to shop on Black Friday, be sure to take that light coat with you.

Thanksgiving Travel Highlights:
Wednesday: Cloudy, drizzle possible, High: 60 in Richmond.
*Rain & Snow showers in Midwest.
*Drizzle & Showers possible from North Carolina to D.C.-Baltimore area.
*Rain in Florida.

Thursday: A few showers possible late. Otherwise cloudy, High: 59 in Richmond.
*Showers possible in Mid-Atlantic.
*Few snow showers possible in Midwest.

Friday: Turning colder, High: 50 in Richmond.
*Rain & Snow showers in New England & Midwest.
*Rain & Snow showers possible in West Virginia, eastern Kentucky & Tennessee.

Saturday: Cold morning around freezing, seasonably cool afternoon in the low 50's in Richmond.
*Rain & snow showers possible in New England.
Have safe travels this holiday!

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