Tuesday 10 a.m.
From the headline it might seem I am dismissing any possibility of snow anywhere in the Northeast. There could be snow flurries in the Adirondacks, Green and White mountains on Thursday. And some of the models hint at enough chilly air in the middle of next week to keep us curious. The idea behind the headline is a response to the question I often hear when people learn about a snowstorm somewhere else: "Are we going to get some of the snow they got?" This video should give you an idea what to expect in your area for the rest of the week.
In a word, most of the days this week will be sunny. We'll have the brightness, radiance, warmth and brilliance of sunshine each day, the illuminated coruscation and lambency dazzling us with its gleaming and sparkling luminescence, glare, glow and incandescence. It's a day for shades or you'll be in the UV. It won't just be the vivid and dazzling irradiant and beaming effulgent scintillating phosphorescent glittering sunlight that beautifies our mornings, brightens our middays and beams through the afternoons of course, but rather the dazzling irradiance that sparkles and shines, the effulgent phosphorescence that scintillates with its singeing sunshine, and the burnishing lambent beaming glare of sunshine that coruscates, dazzles and brightens, not to mention the scintillation, luminescence, glare and glow. So, in a nutshell, and some would say ... from a nut case ... there you have it: a sunny and bright beaming refulgent and radiant set of days, with each day's brilliance and sunshine followed by another day known for its brilliance, brightened by its coruscation - basically beaming bountifully and beautifully sunny. As for the weather...it looks nice (though there will be clouds around at times, and in most of the Northeast, Thursday will be cooler than today and tomorrow).
The sun is pretending to hide behind the trees.
Wet weather is coming toward the Northeast, and episodes of rain may be spread out over a two- to three-day period. Supporting this idea is this satellite/radar image from mid-morning Monday showing pockets and bands of rain affecting several areas.
On this map from 10 a.m. ET Thanksgiving Day, you can see the high pressure area that is causing dry and mild weather in the East and the cold front farther west.
During the late afternoon and early evening hours, the cold front of a knife will slice through the turkey and cause it to accumulate 1-2 inches on plates...
This satellite picture shows clouds over parts New York and Pennsylvania, as well as areas of low clouds, fog and snow cover from Michigan to Illinois. Most of the Northeast should have at least some sunshine through Thanksgiving Day.
As we go through the week, the flow aloft over the East will become southwesterly. This will promote a major warmup. This map shows the projected upper-air flow for Thanksgiving afternoon:
A major snowstorm will affect the area from Iowa to Michigan tonight and tomorrow. At first, snow can melt on streets, but as it continues and the temperature drops, the area impacted by slippery conditions will increase dramatically. This map shows expected accumulations: