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What’s in Store for Thanksgiving? Find Out!

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What’s in Store for Thanksgiving? Find Out!

If you’re headed over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house this Thanksgiving, you may want to make sure you have a good set of snow tires.

The Farmers’ Almanac long-range weather forecast for Thanksgiving weekend is calling for snow over much of the eastern United States, with rainy weather and cold conditions elsewhere.

Regardless of where you’ll be, this Thanksgiving looks like a good time to find your warmest sweater, start a fire or turn up the thermostat, and snuggle down under layers of blankets for a cozy weekend in.

Here’s a more detailed look at what we’ve forecast for Thanksgiving weekend in your neck of the woods:

Stormy Thanksgiving holiday: rain, sleet and wet snow from Virginia, Maryland northward.

Midwest/Great Lakes
Heavy lake-effect snows coincide with Thanksgiving—half a foot or more in the traditional snowbelts.

Snow for Tennessee and western North Carolina for Thanksgiving. Rain Gulf States through the Carolinas. Messy mix of rain, sleet, snow North Carolina and Virginia border.

North Central
Clearing in time for Thanksgiving, blustery and colder.

South Central
Clearing for Thanksgiving: blustery and colder most areas; rain lingers along Gulf Coast.

Thanksgiving holiday sees clearing.

Stormy weather exits to the north and east in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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1 cocacola14 { 11.18.13 at 11:48 am }

Yes, heavy snow!!!!!

2 rich { 11.18.13 at 5:38 am }

What will the weather be like in Orlando,Florida for Thanksgiving?

3 harold hoover { 11.17.13 at 6:01 pm }

I am traveling to north jersey for thanksgiving what is the forcast for that area please.

4 Amy V. { 11.14.13 at 6:29 pm }

I’m in the upper corner of NE TN. In fact, 1/2 of the city is in VA. We’re close to KY and NC. So I wonder what we can expect? Better be prepared for anything!

5 Jaime McLeod { 11.14.13 at 8:47 am }
6 Dianna LynnW.W. { 11.13.13 at 7:13 pm }

whats the weather going to be for christmas eve. day or new years ? or the cmg year in 2014?

7 Karen { 11.13.13 at 7:02 pm }

Thanks for the info! My kids are hoping you’re right about the snow…

8 Lori Stern { 11.13.13 at 1:01 pm }

I love and follow all of the Farmers Almanac for years as my father did when he was alive I am also in all the natural things in life and I do not do doctors because I am that way. I really do think the almanac is terrific. Thanks

9 cindy price { 11.13.13 at 11:16 am }

Love checking out your forecasts Living in Florida, but family up in Michigan. I like knowing what it coming, especially for the holidays. Thanks for doing such a great job. Our plans are made around your forecasts

10 Jaime McLeod { 11.14.13 at 8:43 am }

Hi Jim,
Canada celebrated Thanksgiving back in October, so it would make no sense for us to include it in a Thanksgiving forecast for the day the United States celebrates that holiday. If you want to know what your weather will be like that day, you can consult our long-range forecast here:

11 Jim { 11.13.13 at 10:40 am }

What about the forecast for British Columbia (Canada)

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