What to expect for Thanksgiving day weather

MID-SOUTH — For many this year, the Thanksgiving holiday will mean small gatherings at home with close family. But some travel is expected in the coming days and so are a couple of rounds of rain.

Wednesday Morning Storms

The first one is expected to come through during the early hours of Wednesday morning. A system will help increase rain chances by midnight with a line of storms developing in the predawn hours of Wednesday in our east AR counties. This line could bring some gusty winds, lightning, and heavy downpours. Ahead and along this line of storms wind gusts are expected to reach 30-45 mph at times which could cause minor damage and a few power issues. We are not anticipating widespread severe weather, but it could be loud at times.

The line is expected to move east across the Mississippi River around sunrise before moving out of the Mid-South by 9 AM. Clouds will clear out through the afternoon and travel should be easier Wednesday evening. Rainfall totals will be under 1 inch with higher amounts expected across east AR.

Thanksgiving in the Mid-South

High pressure will build in for Thursday meaning the Mid-South is expected to see a nice Thanksgiving. Temperatures are anticipated to reach the low 60s Thursday afternoon under a mostly sunny sky with a light south breeze. Perfect weather to eat outside and socially distance!

Friday Rain Chance

Another round of rain is possible on Friday with the better chance to see showers being across north Mississippi in the afternoon. Only isolated showers are possible for others in the Mid-South throughout the day.

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