Our weather pattern continues to run dry and extremely mild as we head into the Thanksgiving holiday. Temperatures will trend 10-15 degrees above normal through Thanksgiving Day until a cold front arrives early on Black Friday morning. It will usher in 60s for highs Friday and Saturday, but basically remaining on the mild side. On the dry side, too. The rain chances along the front are only 20 percent. Overall, the extended forecast is looking dry and mild even with the cold front.
With the average high around 65 degrees, our highs will be close to 80 degrees for Wednesday. This puts us in the neighborhood of our standing record high 83 degrees from 1967. Quiet weather across much of the state except for showers for El Paso to Midland to Del Rio. Travel across much of the country will also be relatively quiet with only the Pacific NW seeing impacts with flooding rains. However, Portland and Seattle calling for lighter rain with temps in the 40s and 50s.
On Thanksgiving, temperatures will remain warm with plenty of clouds and a chance for showers coming in during the evening hours initially for western parts of North Texas then moving eastward overnight into early on Black Friday. Even with the clouds, temperatures will top out in the mid-70s.
The cold front should be through by 6-7 AM Friday and this will put an end to the rain chances by then. Plus, front will will bring on a north breeze and cooler readings Friday.