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Get ready for the big cool down on Thanksgiving

Posted at 11:48 AM, Nov 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-24 14:48:31-05

With an approaching cold front today, there has been a lot of concern about what we can expect weatherwise for Thanksgiving on Thursday.

The front itself will have passed by then allowing for some residual wind through the morning hours. 10-20 mph winds will be common until 10 a.m. Thursday morning and look to drop back down to our normal 5-15 mph range; mainly sticking closer to 5-10 mph through the day. Partly cloudy skies will linger through the day and into the overnight too.


Our rain chances hold only to late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning and though that is our window, rain chances themselves are quite small. The mountains during this time frame look to have a great shot for a light dusting of snow with accumulations ranging between a trace to 1 inch.

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The major change we will see is the drop in temperatures. Today (Tuesday) highs are looking to be between 68 and 72 degrees. By Thanksgiving, high temperatures will range between 50 and 55 degrees and will hold through Black Friday and into the weekend. On top of that, overnight lows will flirt close to freezing temperatures; ranging between 36 and 40 degrees. Bringing in outdoor pets and potted plants wouldn’t be a bad idea, along with readying exposed outdoor pipes for the cold.