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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 11/27/2008

Forecast: A Slightly Milder Turkey Day

By Josh Larson

Chilly, but somewhat uncertain, weekend forecast

Light southerly winds will push temperatures to somewhat milder, almost exactly "normal" levels today for this Thanksgiving 2008. Similar conditions are on tap for Black Friday as well, so fear not, your shopping shan't be hindered. Saturday stays dry but a bit chillier, but the forecast for Sunday is still quite uncertain -- rain, snow, or "dry," are all possible. Nevertheless, enjoy the holiday!


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Mostly sunny; milder. Mid 50s. Light winds (5-10 mph) out of the south will push slightly milder area into the region today. Clouds will certainly not be an issue: all but cloudless during the first half of the day; still mostly sunny later in the afternoon. Temperatures should top out in the low 50s -- the average for this date.

Clouds will increase somewhat during the evening and overnight hours tonight with milder overnight lows ranging from the low 30s across the typically cooler spots to the upper 30s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast through the beginning of next week as well as the uncertain SkinsCast for this Sunday's game against the Giants.


Mostly cloudy. Low 50s. If you're up early for door-buster sales on Black Friday, you can expect chilly temperatures in the mid 30s in most areas. A good deal of clouds will be around through at least the early afternoon as a weak (though dry) cold front swings through; a little more in the way of sunshine is possible later in the day. Afternoon highs will range from the low to mid 50s area wide.

Friday night will feature partly cloudy skies with low temperatures within a few degrees -- plus or minus -- of the freezing mark across the entire metro area.


Temperatures will drop back to below normal levels on Saturday thanks to a cooler air mass settling in. That means highs in the upper 40s during the afternoon with a fairly even blend of clouds and sun. Increasing clouds are likely Saturday night with dry conditions expected through at least the early overnight hours. Lows will range from 30-35. Confidence: Medium

I'd like to say the forecast for Sunday is clear cut, but at the moment it's anything but. We'll watch an area of low pressure to our south develop during the early morning hours. Exactly how much moisture makes it our way is uncertain at this point. So, too, is the precipitation type. From this vantage point, temperatures appear to be too

By Josh Larson  | November 27, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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As usual,you have a good handle on the very uncertain Sunday/Monday forecast.

A system affecting us seems a little more certain than 24 hrs.ago, but high pressure serving as a source of cold air is at least 500 mi. too far to the east, with only limited cad.

Speaking of cold air, I currently have 16.9 degrees.

Posted by: AugustaJim | November 27, 2008 6:54 AM | Report abuse

AugustaJim: Agree with you and Josh.

To all CWG readers: Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | November 27, 2008 10:36 AM | Report abuse

One thing I'm thankful for is CWG.

Posted by: --sg | November 27, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

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