DCAT Logistics Post Thanksgiving Week Weather Outlook 11/19 – 11/25 November 19, 2018
The outlook for Thanksgiving weather this week shows a jet stream of cool air flowing from the West to East coast. This will bring rain showers an potential snow from the West coast to the Midwest and Northeastern states. The Southern states will experience cooler temperatures with potential thunderstorms and showers in certain areas. Proceed with caution when traveling through these areas.
North - Frigid, record-breaking temperatures in the Northeast this week will bring the coldest weather seen in the Northeast for nearly a century. Temperatures will be 15 to 25 degrees below average for Thanksgiving Day for major cities including Philadelphia, Boston, Providence, New York and Burlington. Many in the Northeast can expect snow from parts of Northern Maine to Pennsylvania from Tuesday to Friday. From Virginia to Massachusetts, expect a mix of snow, ice and rain.
South - Say goodbye to the warm temperatures in Southern states! For Thanksgiving week weather, Texas will have temperatures that are 20 and 30 degrees colder than normal this week. For Thanksgiving Day, they can expect temperatures in the low 40s with highs in the 60s. The Southern half of Texas may experience scattered rain on Wednesday. From Louisiana to Florida, showers and potential thunderstorms are possible for Thanksgiving Day.
Midwest - From North Dakota to Michigan, expect a freezing drizzle in the morning with bursts of cold air throughout the week.
West - Firefighters are still battling the deadly wildfire in California. The fire grew to 150 square miles, and as of Saturday, was 83 percent contained. Rain this week will help battle the blaze, but can in turn trigger flash floods and mudslides. Air pollution is causing poor visibility for drivers in the Los Angeles and Sacremento areas. Through Friday there will be a potential for rain and snow from Washington to Nevada, varying from light snow to heavy in mountainous areas.