Thankful for a brief Thanksgiving thaw

Warmer temperatures expected for Thanksgiving
Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 4:43 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 24, 2021 at 11:56 PM EST
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  • Thursday is the warmest day of the week
  • A few stray showers early Friday
  • Colder, windy for the weekend

After the coldest morning since February for many areas, it’s not going to be quite as cold tonight. High pressure building in will keep winds light. This along with the dry air will keep overnight temperatures in the upper 20s to low 30s.


It will be a chilly start to the morning if you’re headed out to those Thanksgiving Day 5k runs. Lows will be in the upper 20s to low 30s around sunrise. After the chilly start to the morning, warm southerly winds will bring afternoon highs back to the upper 50s to low 60s.

Mild conditions expected for Thanksgiving.
Mild conditions expected for Thanksgiving.(WDBJ Weather)

Dry weather should limit travel headaches through at least Thanksgiving day. We’ll see a good amount of sunshine Wednesday with increasing clouds Thursday as another cold front heads our way.

Thanksgiving Day Travel Forecast
Thanksgiving Day Travel Forecast(WDBJ Weather)


A strong cold front moves through the region late Thursday night into the early parts of Friday. This front will trigger a few showers overnight and will then usher in much cooler temperatures. Highs on Friday will climb into the 30s and 40s under increasing sunshine. Sunny weather continues through the weekend with highs in the 40s and lower 50s both days.

Another strong cold front moves through late Thursday into early Friday.
Another strong cold front moves through late Thursday into early Friday.(WDBJ Weather)