Thanksgiving forecast will be dry, with plenty of clouds

There won’t be any nor’easter. There won’t be any major lake effect snow event to speak of either. It will be cool and cloudy, but beyond that – Wednesday and Thursday’s forecast looks good.

FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says that most of Wednesday and all of Thanksgiving will be cloudy and cool. He says that even if a stray flurry is seen at some point during the day – it won’t impact travel or accumulate in any way.

During the afternoon hours on Thanksgiving winds will turn toward the southwest, according to Montreuil. He says that will put an end to any flurries that had popped up during the overnight hours.

That said, the region is getting ready for another quick warmup – as those winds shift, temperatures will push into the 40s on Friday. On Saturday, they’ll warm even more with high temperatures reaching the 50s.

Colder air will move back in Saturday night through Sunday with some light lake effect snow possible, according to Montreuil. He added, “This continues to look like a minor lake effect event that should not cause many travel issues around the region.”

Read FLX Weather’s full-report here

Weekend Forecast from the National Weather Service

Thanksgiving Day

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. West wind 6 to 8 mph.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. South wind 6 to 9 mph.


Showers likely, mainly between 9am and noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 70%.


Snow. High near 34. Chance of precipitation is 80%.


Partly sunny, with a high near 40.


Partly sunny, with a high near 52.

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