First Warning Forecast: Tracking scattered showers for Thanksgiving

Posted at 1:22 PM, Nov 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 13:22:40-05

Tracking scattered showers for Thanksgiving….We wish we could order up some better weather for us on Thanksgiving Day, but right now, we’re tracking scattered showers that may put a damper on some of your plans.

As we move through this Wednesday afternoon, expect a mix of sun and clouds across the area. We’re expecting dry conditions with high temperatures in the mid 50s. Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies. It won’t be quite as cold with low temperatures in the low 40s.

On Thanksgiving, we’re not expecting a complete washout. But scattered showers will be possible as a cold front moves in from the west along with a developing area of low pressure offshore. Showers will be possible by mid-morning into the afternoon. Rainfall totals will likely be between a tenth to a quarter of an inch overall. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies. Highs will climb into the lower 60s.

As low pressure lingers near out coast on Black Friday, we’ll still see some unsettled weather around with partly to mostly cloudy skies. A few scattered showers will also be possible on Friday. Morning temperatures will be in the mid 40s. Highs will be in the low 60s.

By the weekend, we’re expecting sunshine with highs in the 50s.

This Afternoon: Sun and Clouds. Highs in the mid 50s. Winds: N-E 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the low 40s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Thanksgiving Day: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers (40%). Highs in the low 60s. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Friday: Mostly Cloudy. Chance of Showers (30%). Highs in the low 60s. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low (Mixed)

UV Index: 3 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Tropical Update

1:00 PM EST Wed Nov 23
Location: 11.1°N 81.0°W
Moving: WNW at 6 mph
Min pressure: 994 mb
Max sustained: 70 mph

Otto is forecast to strengthen before making landfall over Central America. Otto is moving WNW at 6 mph. A turn toward the west with an increase in forward speed is expected tonight and Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Otto will move onshore on Thursday, and reach the Pacific coast of southern Nicaragua or northern Costa Rica early Friday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 mph with higher gusts. Otto is expected to restrengthen into a hurricane before it makes landfall on Thursday, with weakening forecast after the center moves inland. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center.

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

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