The weather looks enjoyable across the South for Thanksgiving, though later in the day and into the night it will turn stormy over parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas as a front arrives. The front will do less farther east, but it will push through the whole region eventually and much cooler air will be found behind it. Actually, for some the word "colder" is more appropriate. So much colder, in fact, that some snow will be seen in the Appalachians. It looks as though good return flow early next week will result in a warmup but at the same time another storm moves in, so I'm worried about severe storms through the first part of next week. After that it will get quieter and colder again for a while, and the weather pattern may become favorable for one last hurrah for this season from the tropics just as the season is ending.
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It will also warm up some across the southern Plains while it cools off in the Southeast as a slow-moving front inches southeastward.
Thanksgiving through the weekend look wet, cold and generally nasty for many places west of the Mississippi; a surge of tropical moisture from Sandra will likely lead to some flooding.
The convergence of multiple weather features over the southern Plains will result in a soaking rain; as cold air arrives parts of Texas and Oklahoma will see some ice and snow!
True arctic air coming into the South will give many places the chilliest stretch of the season so far. But, the weekend and early next week look mostly dry. Will that hold for Thanksgiving?
A storm coming out of the Four Corners will cause high winds, tornadoes and flooding rains through at least Tuesday, perhaps even later, as it marches across the eastern two-thirds of the nation. The long range is looking colder.
We'll be dealing with another intense storm early next week, this one having more of an impact on the weather down south. Severe storms and flooding rains both look to be threats.