Overall, the weather pattern will cooperate for the holiday travel rush this weekend and next week. A storm will bring rain and snow to the Pacific Northwest and Rockies, but nothing that should bring about major delays.
Closer to home, we're keeping a close eye on the forecast this weekend as there's still some uncertainty regarding a low pressure system expected to develop off the southeast coast, and just how far out to see it will go.
Earlier in the week, several of the models produced the idea of a nor'easter by the middle of next week. However, as of this update, those same models are forecasting the low will move up the coast then veer east out to sea before it reaches the northeast.
SATURDAY and SUNDAY: Clouds will return as an easterly component to the wind brings in more moisture. Areas of drizzle and lighter showers are possible, southeastern sections of the region such as Danville and South Boston seeing slightly better chances of showers on Sunday.
The problem spots through the weekend will be across the south, into the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida, where scattered showers may delay flights in some areas.
MONDAY, look for another day of clouds and periods of drizzle and fog. Most of the steadier rain should stay along the eastern sections of the Commonwealth, from Richmond to Virginia Beach. Air traffic should be fine coming in and out of east coast airports. The only delay threat would be low visibility and volume of traffic.
TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY: A weak disturbance will enter from the Ohio Valley Tuesday bringing clouds, but little in the way of rainfall. Look for morning clouds Wednesday with afternoon sunshine. Highs will range from the low to mid 50s both Tuesday and Wednesday.
Thanksgiving Day, high pressure delivers a gorgeous day with intervals of clouds and sunshine along with afternoon highs in the mid 50s. Should be good weather for last minute travels AND to get out and walk off some of that turkey and stuffing later in the day.
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