FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Mostly pleasant Thanksgiving week weather

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Saturday, Nov. 21 - Mostly pleasant Thanksgiving week weather

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Temperatures will remain above normal right through Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be nice. In fact, minus a couple of days with a chance for rain, the week ahead is looking pretty nice. Watch for a patch or two of fog predawn Sunday morning. We stay dry to close out the weekend with highs near 80°. Expect mostly sunny skies through Monday. Monday will see a slight cool down thanks to a weak cold front that passes early Monday morning.

High temps for the next 7 days
High temps for the next 7 days (Source: WAFB)

A storm system and trailing cold front will impact the area prior to Thanksgiving. Rain is likely Wednesday as the cold front pushes through. Some slight timing differences related to long range weather models still need to be worked out. Expect 0.25-0.50″ of rain and maybe one or two strong storms Wednesday late morning into the afternoon. All the wet weather is out of here by Wednesday evening.

Thanksgiving Day will start out comfortably cool with lows in the mid 50°s. We stay dry through the day under gradually clearing skies. Afternoon highs will reach the mid 70°s with evening temperatures falling through the 60°s.

Thanksgiving forecast
Thanksgiving forecast (Source: WAFB)

A strong Canadian cold front is forecast to impact the local area as we close out the week and move through next weekend. Rain will be likely Saturday as the system approaches and Sunday as the system moves through. A couple of t-storms will be possible Sunday as the system pushes through the state. This front will have a more significant cool down moving into the first part of the following week.

A clustering of showers just north of the Bahamas continues to be watched for the possibility of slow organization into a subtropical low. Development is not expected to happen until Monday or Tuesday at the earliest. This system will have a small window of opportunity of development before it merges with a cold front by mid-week.

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