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Thanksgiving forecast: rainy with a chance of turkey

It's almost Thanksgiving! Turkey and dressing is certainly on my mind, but so are rain chances. Enjoy the nice, dry weather for the rest of today, this weather is fantastic but it won't last. Expect a partly cloudy sky with temps in the 60s for the remainder of this afternoon.

Cloud coverage will increase overnight and into Thanksgiving morning. Temps will start off in

the 40s. We will reach the lower 60s by the afternoon, but rain showers will enter into the picture in and around the 4 o'clock hour. You can expect light to moderate showers throughout the evening, and the heavier rain arrives overnight. A few thunderstorms may be embedded into the mass of showers.

Showers will continue on and off for the rest of Friday, but we will get a break in the rainfall before Saturday comes around. Then, it's time for another round of showers with a few thunderstorms in the mix Saturday afternoon into the evening. A few showers may linger into early Sunday morning, but by mid-morning we should be drying out for the rest of Sunday.

Sunday through Tuesday look to be dry and quite nice. Beyond that, we are keeping an eye on the middle of next week. There looks to be a storm system that is catching our attention. We will have to watch for the potential of strong storms. We'll leave it at that for now, since a great deal of uncertainty remains this far out. I will say it is notable that the GFS and EURO are in relatively good agreement this far out. Watch for more updates on this in the coming days.

Here's our 7 day forecast for the Tennessee Valley. The good news is that temps are finally back to average for this time of year. Unfortunately Thanksgiving and Black Friday will be soggy, so please keep that in mind and stay safe on the road.


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