7:00 AM | **Coldest November day since 1987**; Thanksgiving week brings us a major storm with heavy rain and then another Arctic outbreak

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, still quite cold for this time of year, but without the wind, highs in the upper 30’s

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, cold, lows near freezing

Tuesday

Cloudy, cold, chance for rain, sleet or snow in the morning and then rain, heavy at times during the afternoon,

Tuesday Night

Cloudy with rain, heavy at times, temperatures holding steady or rising

Wednesday

Cloudy, more rain likely, but then as colder air moves in late snow showers will be possible, mid 40's reached early

Thursday

Mostly sunny, windy and very cold, mid-to-upper 30’s

Friday

Partly sunny, still very cold, upper 30’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, cold, near 40

Discussion

Yesterday's high temperature at Reagan National Airport was only 34 degrees - some 21 degrees below normal for this time of year and the coldest November day since 1987. Philly Airport actually recorded their lowest November temperature in 24 years (1989) with a record low reading of 20 degrees.

Two major weather stories this week: 1) a significant storm will move from the Gulf of Mexico region up the eastern seaboard and bring with it the possibility for 2-4 inches of rainfall to the big cities along I-95 2) another Arctic outbreak will reach the Mid-Atlantic region by Turkey Day. This could very well turn out to be one of the coldest Thanksgiving weeks on a nationwide basis in many, many years. As far as the upcoming storm is concerned, the bulk of it should be in the form of rain around here and there will certainly be heavy rain involved; especially, during Tuesday afternoon and night. While the majority of this event will be rain around here, it could be just cold enough at the onset on Tuesday for a brief period of mixed frozen precipitation and then, as colder air pours in on the back end of the storm later Wednesday, there could be some snow shower activity along with some very strong winds. Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, will feature more bitter cold Arctic air for this time of year and the winds will be quite strong; especially, during the morning hours.

Video

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