Happy Thanksgiving

Good Thursday and Happy Thanksgiving.  Let me start out by saying thanks for everything you’ve done for me over the past year. We have a fantastic weather family here on the blog and I appreciate all the support on my return to WKYT. If I had a table big enough, we would all be sitting down to a big dinner today. Thanks for everything.

Since it’s a holiday, let’s get straight into it.

A strong cold front will sweep across the state early Friday and this will have a big impact on holiday shoppers. A gusty band of showers will be along and behind this front, so make sure you have the umbrellas with you. Temps will warm into the upper 40s to near 50 early in the day before falling quickly late. You can see that nicely on the NAM…

Saturday’s temps will be in the upper 30s for most of the state and a few snow flurries are possible… especially north and east.

This brings us to the storm system heading our way early next week. The pattern is transitioning toward a wintry one as we roll into December and these situations always give the models fits. The GFS runs 4 times a day and gives you 4 different solutions, so you simply can’t trust any one run of it.

The GFS Ensembles Mean has been a bit more consistent and shows a bit more of a wintry look…

The latest European Model is even farther south with that low and takes it across almost due eastward across Tennessee. 

The Canadian Model stands in contrast to the weaker low solution from above and wraps up a heck of a storm…

All of the above model maps (and even the not shown GFS) produce a rain to snow situation across our part of the world. That’s about all I can tell you right now… this looks like a rain ending as snow setup. I will have another update later today to detail that out a bit more.

Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving and take care.


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15 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving

  1. Joey Wilson says:

    Rain to snow…ugh. Oh well, it’s very early in the season. Thanks for all you do, Chris.

  2. alena says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Chris.

  3. Coffeady says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Chris, and thank YOU for all you do for us here. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone. There is a lot to be thankful for.

  4. james says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Chris and everyone! Thanks for the blog and everything you do. Try not to eat too much turkey today ;)

  5. bgbecky says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Chris!!! Am very thankful for this blog and my coffee that I have each morning :)

  6. Mark says:

    It’s early, no need for me to be negative but I can’t help myself……

    Rain to snow… U G H ! :)

  7. TONEY says:

    happy thanksgiving chris….miss having you here at huntington, wva……also will miss seeing your face on the winter weather special tonight at 5:30pm on wsaz. as for the weather…..you r only the messenger…..u can not control the weather……1 thing i have learned over the years about the models in the winter time is they all start out on an eastward solution then when we get into that 5 to7 day frame they start trending west…..as with anything we shall see……..god bless to all and a very happy and safe thanks giving…….oh, by the way, when is your winter forecast going to go online?

  8. WendyT says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Chris and to the blog family! Wishing a wonderful day for all!

  9. Bjenks says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all. Hope you all have a blessed day with lots of great food and family enjoyment.

    Rain to Snow is better than plain old cold rain!

  10. Shanks (Laurel County) says:

    From our house to yours…
    HaPpY tHaNkSgIvInG tO eVeRyOnE

  11. lisaj says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to Chris and his family as well as everyone on this blog. I am thankful for many things including that Chris Bailey is back home on WKYT. We are lucky to have an awesome and caring “weather dude” who loves his job and does it so well.

  12. Todd says:

    Still have not heard one other met even mention the chance for snow?

    I trust Chris in this type of weather situation over those guys anyway, rain changing to snow is better than snow turning to rain!

  13. Mike83 says:

    When is Chris’s winter forecast going to be posted?

  14. james says:

    Nice thanksgiving weather, but I’m ready for some snow now. Just got done with a huge lunch. Couldn’t eat another bite. Could use a nap though ;)

  15. Blizzard Tim says:

    Happy thanksgiving everyone hope everyone has had a blessed day!,,

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