Reporting Jeff Jamison
Filed underStorm Team Blog
This week’s temperatures are shaping up to be about 10-15 degrees above the seasonal average. Expecting highs in the 70s thru Thanksgiving. The jet stream is bottled up in the northern United States, keeping the cold weather well to our north.
There is a weak disturbance in the upper levels way out in the Pacific Ocean, off the west coast of Mexico. This disturbance will zip across northern Mexico and into West Texas by Wednesday. We will see increasing clouds Wednesday and then thicker clouds on Thanksgiving, with a few sprinkles possible. Then by Thursday night and Friday morning it may bring us a few, brief showers…but nothing all that significant.
The travel weather around Texas will be quiet both Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday, the before-mentioned disturbance will spread rain into the El Paso/Midland areas…otherwise Texas will be dry for your travels.
If you’re flying to visit family in other states, the weather will also be fairly quiet, especially given the time of year. The biggest problem spot will be the Pacific Northwest, where flooding rains are occurring now and forecast to continue thru Thanksgiving Day. Otherwise, no really cold weather showing up on the map for Turkey Day this year.
TONIGHT…Partly cloudy & cool. Low 54°. Light south wind.
TUESDAY…Mostly sunny & warm. High 76°. Light east wind.
WEDNESDAY…Increasing high clouds. High 78°. S 5-15 mph.
THANKSGIVING DAY…Mostly cloudy, a few sprinkles. High 75°.
FRIDAY…20% chance showers early…then sunny & cooler. High 67°