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Metro Detroit weather forecast: Get ready for more wind

Early look at Thanksgiving weather

Skies will be mostly clear until later at night when more clouds arrive, but the breezes will not settle down. (WDIV)
Skies will be mostly clear until later at night when more clouds arrive, but the breezes will not settle down. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Skies will be mostly clear until later at night when more clouds arrive, but the breezes will not settle down.  Lows in the mid 30s (1-2 degrees Celsius), with a south wind at 15 to 25 mph.

Partly cloudy to start on Tuesday, but becoming cloudy in the afternoon with a few light showers possible for a short period of time in the mid to late afternoon as a strong cold front approaches.  Highs near 50 degrees (10 degrees Celsius), with a south to southwest wind at 15 to 25 mph.  Temperatures will fall sharply after the front passes by.

Tuesday’s sunrise is at 7:31 a.m., and Tuesday’s sunset is at 5:07 p.m.

Becoming partly cloudy Tuesday night, with lows in the mid to upper 20s (-3 to -4 degrees Celsius).

Mostly sunny and cooler on Wednesday, with highs in the mid 30s (2 degrees Celsius).

Becoming partly cloudy Wednesday night, with lows in the mid 20s (-4 degrees Celsius).

Thanksgiving poses no weather problems, as we’ll have a dry day with partly cloudy skies.  If you’re coming downtown for America’s Thanksgiving Parade, temperatures will rise from our morning low into the 30s (-1 to 3 degrees Celsius).  Lions tailgaters will have temps in the mid to upper 30s (3-4 degrees Celsius).  Expect an afternoon high in the low 40s (5-6 degrees Celsius).

Partly cloudy Thursday night, with lows in the upper 20s (-2 degrees Celsius) for all of you early-risers on Black Friday morning.  I personally can’t wait to shop at my local stores…I never buy online (unless absolutely necessarily), because that’s like looking a local merchant in the eye and telling him or her that I’d rather send my money out of state rather than support a business (and jobs) here.  Plus, I love seeing all of the people out holiday shopping…the crowds simply don’t bother me.

Partly cloudy and windy on Black Friday itself, with highs in the mid to upper 40s (8-9 degrees Celsius).

Mostly cloudy and windy on Saturday, with a rain or snow shower possible through midday.  Highs in the mid 40s (8 degrees Celsius).

Partly cloudy and cooler on Sunday, with highs in the mid 30s (1 degree Celsius).

Turkey Travel Weather

This year, we’ll have one of the best Thanksgiving travel weather weeks ever.  Most of the country will be dry all week.   That’s right, the whole week.  The biggest potential problem will be in the New York / Boston airport areas, where heavy traffic volumes combined with rain on Wednesday could cause some air delays.  The Pacific northwest will also see a series of storms.  But other than these two areas, most of the country will have no travel trouble all the way through Sunday.  Here are two travel weather maps for each day from Tuesday through Sunday to help you plan.

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Out of the office

As usual, I will be taking some time off the rest of this week to rest and relax, as I’ll be working for Brandon over Christmas so he can enjoy the holiday with his family.  I’ll keep an eye on the weather this week, and send any necessary updates to those of you who follow me on Twitter (@PGLocal4).  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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