BOSTON (CBS) – It’s going to be a mild but wet Thanksgiving festival. Rainy areas affect the area for most of the day as low pressure moves from the Great Lakes region through New England.
A warm front draped through the area leads to widespread rain on Thursday morning. In the 50s, the temperatures in the south are warmer. North of the front in parts of northern Massachusetts to New Hampshire, temperatures are in the 1930s. Note that there can be slight mixing in parts of NH and Maine that can result in slippery spots. Most of southern New England will have temperatures above freezing, with highs in the 1940s in the north to near 60 in parts of southeast MA.
The scattered rain sometimes gets heavy on Thursday, and a few thunder rolls cannot be ruled out until noon in the afternoon when a cold front approaches the area. The highest probability of thunderstorms is in the southeastern fair. Storms can create heavy rain and gusty winds. Rainfall levels can exceed an inch as these downpours and storms develop. The likelihood of severe storms is low.
The showers will slowly subside tonight, but it will remain mostly cloudy. Fog and drizzle are likely this morning before the sky is partially clear. Temperatures will drop back in the north in the 1940s to upper 30s.
It will be quieter on Friday, although a mixture of clouds and sun is to be expected. Temperatures will still be mild, with highs in the mid to upper 50s. I can’t rule out a stray shower through Saturday, but you will notice a drop in temperature over the weekend. The highs are in the lower 50s on Saturday, near 50s in the upper 40s on Sunday. Sunday will be the brightest of the weekend days and will look dry for the Patriots game in Gillette.
Another warm-up is on the way early next week as our next storm system approaches. It’s too early to determine details, but widespread rain and strong winds seem more likely.