Thanksgiving Day will be sunny and blustery, with temperatures only reaching the lower 20s in the Boston area, and gusty winds that will make it feel like it's much colder. The Northeast metros could see rain early and throughout the day. AccuWeather is predicting a low of 15 and a high of 24 in Boston on Thanksgiving Day.
The last time New York City saw a Thanksgiving below the freezing mark was 1996.
"Certainly, come June when it's hot and muggy and sticky in a classroom they'll be complaining", he said.
Temperatures on Thanksgiving will be even colder inland, with 14 degrees forecast as the high in Fryeburg, Lewiston, Augusta and Waterville.
"Air typical of the heart of winter will anchor across the Northeast on Thanksgiving Day".
Grand totals by Sunday morning from two storm systems.
"I'm a little concerned about it because I don't think people realize.it's Thanksgiving so everyone knows it's going to be cold, but no one realizes it's going to be that cold", Walsh told reporters on Wednesday.
There are two storm systems lined up.
From a light snowfall to rain, some spots will be both cold and wet this week.
"A major change in the weather pattern is forecast for mid to late this week", NWS Sacremento said Monday.
Only minor accumulations are expected, but any whiteout conditions and slick roads will result in hazardous travel.
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.
The Deep South, too, could see heavy rainfall. An arctic air mass will rush through the Northeast.