Looking Ahead: Thanksgiving Week Weather Forecast

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Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest travel days of the year, but it could be significantly less busy as the CDC is strongly warning Americans to stay home. Here’s a look at what weather you can expect next week.

CDC urges Americans to stay home for Thanksgiving holiday

Gas prices always seem to rise during the Thanksgiving holiday, but if gas prices and weather conditions aren’t enough to keep you home…Perhaps this strong warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will.

The CDC has issued one of its strongest warnings to date, as the agency states is alarmed by the quick and exponential growth of the number of COVID-19 cases across the nation that are contributing to rising hospitalizations and deaths, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The CDC is urging Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving, and not to celebrate the Thanksgiving Day holiday with people from outside their household, The Associated Press reported.

This weekend, you might want to research the cheapest phone plans, especially those that offer unlimited data deals, and you can video chat with your distant family members without worrying about the cost. There are a number of carriers that use Verizon’s network.

One of those is Visible, who is offering access to Verizon’s 4G network with unlimited talk text and data for $40 a month. Other options are Total Wireless and Straight Talk, which you can get at Walmart. There are many more.

Your Thanksgiving week weather Outlook


A storm system bringing rain and thunderstorms to the Midwest on Friday and Saturday will move toward the Northeast by Sunday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The cold air moving in over the Northeast will bring temperatures down and increase chances for showers on Monday morning, CNN reports.

Tuesday and Wednesday temperatures in the region will range from the upper 30s to mid 40s, with possible showers on Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day.


Temperatures will drop back into the 40s and 50s over the weekend, but warmth is expected to return next week and the region could see temperatures between 10-15 degrees above average for the Thanksgiving week.


Throughout the southern tier of the US, warm temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s will set in over the weekend and continue through this Thanksgiving week. However, beginning on Tuesday, clouds move and bringing potential showers on Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day.

Northwest & Northern Rockies

Things briefly dry up over the weekend, then showers may move in over Thanksgiving week, with highs in the 40s-50s. Showers could become a wintry mix as well as bring snow for mountain passes.

Western Rockies

Beginning on Monday, through Thanksgiving Day, the Western Rockies will see a warming trend and highs could reach into the 60s.

West & Southwest

The west has seen above-average highs this week, with record-setting temperatures in the southwest. Thanksgiving week will see temperatures drop somewhat, while still delivering abundant sunshine.

The southwest will see temperatures from the high 70s to lower 80s, while farther west, Southern California will see temperatures in the mid-70s.