Kiefer Long Range 11/21

Forecast updated 3:00pm EST - 21 Nov 2011

As Catherine mentioned in the end of the short range forecast, high pressure will begin to build in later this week. With that high pressure, we can expect to see pleasent conditions for this Thanksgiving holiday with unseasonably warm temperatures and no precip in the forecast. Dry is the outlook for nearly all of the US, with the exception of the West Coast. Highs for Thursday and Friday in the mid-50s are expected, so don't be afraid to bring your Thanksgiving festivities outside!

This pleasant weather should last through Friday, but as we move on to the rest of the weekend, the picture begins to change (as weather always does!). As the high pressure moves off the East Coast, low pressure moves in. Associated with the trough is a cold front that will result in much cooler temperatures again in the area. There is, however, much uncertainty with this system. Some models project the low pressure system becoming cut-off, while other show a deep trough with no cut-off. Whether or not this system gets cut-off can have a rather large affect on our weather so we'll keep an eye on this. In any case, a cool off at the end of the weekend, Sunday/Monday, will be accompanied by precip, though the rain will likely enter the area on Saturday.

today's long-range forecast graphic was produced by Kandace Kiefer