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What’s Mother Nature Cooking Up for Thanksgiving?

What’s Mother Nature Cooking Up for Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving Day is a special time of year for families to gather together, share their blessings, reminisce, watch parades and/or football, and, most importantly, eat. While you’re cooking up a feast of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and all the rest, what will Mother Nature be cooking up outside? Will it feel like an oven, or will your area get splashed with a baster full of rain? Read on for our Thanksgiving Day forecast!

Fair at first, then turning very unsettled, with squalls; hopefully, the adverse weather holds off until after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

Midwest/Great Lakes
Fair at first, then turning very unsettled, with squalls for the Ohio River.

Gusty and showery.

North Central
Gusty and showery.

South Central
Squally conditions, followed by gradual clearing.

Still very unsettled, then slowly clearing.

Very unsettled in the West, then slowly clearing.


1 Jaime McLeod { 11.09.12 at 10:19 am }

A squall is a fast, powerful wind.

2 sheba { 11.09.12 at 9:44 am }

I plan on visiting family in south central Ohio for thanksgiving. I seen you are predicting squals. What exactly is a squal.

3 Gain Energy { 11.15.11 at 11:01 pm }

Thanksgiving will be cozy no matter what the weather for midwest is because it is where family is together.

4 Jaime McLeod { 11.10.11 at 2:47 pm }

Leanne and Jessie, “unsettled” is when the weather is just generally “blech.” Overcast, windy, drizzly … Not really a proper storm, just kind of unsettled …

5 Kim { 11.10.11 at 8:03 am }

I am hoping for snow :) That’s the kind of unsettled weather I love<3

6 jessie jones { 11.09.11 at 8:42 pm }

what does un settled mean crasy ,wet ,snowy what I do not understand (I’m having a blond moment)

7 Shirley Britt { 11.09.11 at 5:09 pm }

Unsettled means anything can happen from what you said to snow,rain sleet, wind depends on the temperature where you live and the weather system that is over your area hope this helps

8 Leanne { 11.09.11 at 3:18 pm }

OK, can anyone tell me exactly what does “unsettled” mean? Is that windy, cloudy, chances of precipitation? What?!

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