A Few Showers This Week; Mainly Dry Thanksgiving

The National Mall carousel on the evening of Nov. 21

The National Mall carousel on the evening of Nov. 21

For Black Friday, we have another stray rain chance with highs in the upper 40s. The bulk of the heavy snow is expected to stay out of our area. A few storms will be possible, but as of now no severe weather is expected.

While most will be dry today, rain chances are forecast to be on the upswing across the state starting on Tuesday as an unsettled pattern takes hold. Freezing drizzle there is expected to make road conditions along Interstate 35 and Interstate 29 hazardous. Southerly winds will help bring in the cloudiness by this afternoon. Our next round of rain is set to move in Saturday night to Sunday. Some of the busiest airports like Chicago could be affected, which tends to have ripple effects on flights throughout the country. North winds are still capable of gusts up to 30 miles per hour so bundle up.

"Winds are forecast to become strong and gusty over much of the Northeast from Wednesday afternoon into Thanksgiving Day", AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.

Sunday will also be sunny with a high near 81, and an overnight low near 60 degrees. The hilltops could see an inch or two of accumulation, but most of this happens before 8 am.

It will be mostly sunny on Monday, Nov. 25 with a high temperature in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees. We may see some breaks in the clouds at times this evening into the early overnight, but clouds will thicken back up overnight as another storm system begins to approach the area.

Another pretty decent day is ahead for Sunday. This is where a foot of snow will be possible.

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