The southern periphery of high pressure located over Eastern Canada will ensure dry conditions on Thanksgiving Day, but coming off a clear night with a diminishing wind, morning temperatures will be quite cold for Turkey Trots across New England! Nonetheless, sunshine - increasingly filtered by high-altitude, cirrus clouds - will help temperatures to rebound into the 40s for many. Our increasing clouds eventually with thicken as a surge of warmth and moisture approaches from the south and west, producing showers of rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain around and after midnight Thursday night into Friday morning. From interior Massachusetts - especially the Route 2 corridor of Northern Worcester County west through the Berkshires - northward through Central and Northern New England, a period of brief snow will change to sleet and then freezing rain, which may create slick early morning conditions for Black Friday deal-seekers in these areas. The mountains of New England may see more prolonged snow resulting in a couple of inches of accumulation before a change to wintry mix, while Central New England locales like the Monadnock Region, Upper Valley, Lakes Region and interior Maine may see a slick morning of winter mix before changing to rain.
Meanwhile, a Midwest storm that brought only an inch of snow to Minneapolis is moving east, allowing a powerful arctic front to charge east from the Dakotas, sending temperatures crashing down for the Twin Cities. The Weather Channel's (and New England native) Eric Fisher joined me tonight for a report from Minneapolis.