No thaw for Thanksgiving Day weather

No thaw for Thanksgiving Day weather

Expect at least limited sunshine and highs finally getting to seasonal averages at 47 degrees.

According to, a giant "arctic air mass" will descend upon the region from Canada as early as Wednesday; sending temperatures down to numbers normally seen in early January.

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Nationwide: The Northeast will experience its coldest Thanksgiving on record, according to The Weather Channel.

"A frontal system from the West will then intensify in the Plains on Friday and could develop into a coastal storm for the East Coast during the weekend", the NWS said in a Sunday tweet.

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But wintry-cold temperatures are flowing across the Great Lakes, which will generate snow for some of the areas off Lake Michigan, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario through Wednesday.

Nice weather is expected for Saturday with a stronger cold front on Sunday with highs falling into the 40s. Highs will be in the 30s.

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Normal highs in late November are in the lower 50s around Baltimore. The easterly winds will bring coastal showers onshore and push them inland, you have a 60% chance to see the rain.

Friday's late-day clouds may translate into rain Saturday morning and continue in the evening. Barely a handful of Thanksgivings in New York City have been far below freezing temperatures.

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The iconic characters that soar between Manhattan skyscrapers will be grounded if sustained winds exceed 23 miles per hour and gusts exceed 34 miles per hour, based on city rules implemented after wind blew a "Cat in the Hat" balloon into a lamp post near Central Park in 1997, critically injuring a woman.

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