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Thanksgiving Travel Forecast

Thanksgiving Travel Forecast

Although not exactly ideal, weather conditions today and tomorrow should not cause major problems for those departing Cambridge for the holiday. A warm front moving in from the west will make for a dreary day today, bringing cloudy skies and light rain or wet (non-accumulating) snow. Tonight will be chilly and damp, but then the temperature will rise all the way through Thanksgiving afternoon, in response to southerly flow induced by a low pressure area developing well to our southwest. Overcast skies will predominate during this interlude of warmth, with the clouds perhaps squeezing out a few showers on Thanksgiving.

Nationally, there will be a few areas where the weather is likely to impede travel. Light snow will develop in the Colorado front range Tuesday night and continue into Wednesday, potentially slowing travel to or through Denver. On Wednesday, the low developing in the Midwest will induce a band of rain extending from the western Gulf Coast through Missouri and Illinois to the eastern Great Lakes. It is possible that the rain could turn to snow in the Chicago area late Wednesday, causing delays at that air travel hub.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Cloudy, damp. Low: 38°F (3°C).

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. High: 48°F (9°C).

Tomorrow night: Increasing southerly wind, temperature rising above 50°F (10°C).

Thanksgiving: Warmer with showers likely. High: 59°F (15°C).

Friday: Partly cloudy, windy, and chilly. High: 40°F (4°C).