Warm days and chilly nights will continue around Atlanta and northern Georgia through Black Friday, before cooler air arrives this weekend.
A zone of high pressure extends from the northern Gulf Coast to New England and Atlantic Canada through the end of the week.
However, a cold front will sweep through the area Friday night with only a stray shower.
The front will slash temperatures by nearly 20 degrees or so Saturday. Temperatures will trend upward Sunday into Monday.
Local travel weather will remain about as good as it gets for the middle of November through the weekend, despite fluctuating temperatures.
Skyline of Midtown Atlanta, Ga., and Lake Meer from Piedmont Park. Image by Photos.com
For those heading to the beaches this weekend, a storm at sea can continue to bring locally rough surf and strong rip currents through Friday from North Carolina to the Florida Atlantic coast. Gulf waters will be tranquil.
The chance of rain will increase Monday night as a storm reaches the Mississippi Valley.
The most likely time for showers and perhaps thunderstorms, as well as travel delays in the Atlanta area, would be Tuesday into Tuesday evening. Parts of the South could experience severe thunderstorms from the system.
The storm, currently over the northern Pacific Ocean is forecast to move southeastward over the Rockies this weekend.
In terms of potential travel delays, and current forecast speed, the same storm could spread a dose of rain to the swath from Washington, D.C. to New York City and Boston Tuesday into Wednesday. A swath of snow on the northwestern flank of the storm is possible.
A powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck near the Peru-Brazil border region shortly before 6 p.m. local time Tuesday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said. A second 7.6 earthquake occurred about five minutes later.
While Atlanta has received above-average rainfall so far this month, dry and calm conditions are forecast for the area this week.
Compared to Thanksgiving Day in 2014, this Thanksgiving will be substantially warmer in the Northeast.
Hurricane Sandra, located hundreds of miles southwest of Mexico, is becoming better organized and will likely track northward through the rest of the week.
A few days of drier weather is expected across southern India before downpours return this weekend.
An expanding area of snow, rain, wind and cold will hamper Thanksgiving travel in the West, while most areas east of the Rockies can expect no major weather-related problems during the early to middle part of this week.
New York State (1989)
Heavy lake-effect snow caused a 60-car accident on I-81 north of Rome.
Baker, LA (1996)
Near Baker, a white Plymouth Voyager was onto a roof by a tornado. Then it rolled off the roof.
Early season cold snap. Temperatures fell to 30 degrees in Gainesville, 30 degrees in Ocala, 28 degrees in Tallahassee, and 27 degrees in Grestview.