Golden Gulf Coast weather will continue through Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.
The Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade in New Orleans, La., will take place under mostly clear skies and will begin under bright sunshine and temperatures in the middle 70s.
The parade is slated to begin around 3:30 p.m. and conclude at about 6:00 p.m. CST.
Winds will be light and variable during the parade.
New Orleans, La. and the Mississippi River at dusk. (Photos.com image)
For shoppers and participants in the Bayou Classic Golf Tournament at Pontchartrain Park on Friday, the sunny weather will continue. Light winds are forecast with temperatures once again reaching the 70s.
Cooler weather will arrive Saturday and Sunday, but both days of the weekend will bring at least partial sunshine.
The next chance of rain is early next week and includes the possibility of thunderstorms.
Matthew has become a hurricane in the Caribbean and may approach the U.S. during next week.
It will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions last longer than normal.
Persistent downpours will raise the flood risk in part of the mid-Atlantic into Friday night, while rain will spread over the balance of the northeastern United States into the weekend.
Millions of people across the U.S. could be exposed to drinking water contaminated with chemicals from firefighting foam, according to a recent study.
The final day of September will bring a rare lunar event that hasn’t occurred since March of 2014, a Black Moon.
The holiday weekend will start on an unsettled note, but the weather should improve by Day of German Unity celebrations on Monday.
Central and Western NY (1991)
Record cold morning; Buffalo, had 32 degrees, tying the all-time September low. Syracuse dropped to 28 degrees, breaking the old record of 32 set in 1942. Albany hit 28, erasing the 29-degree mark of 1951. Other lows (not official records) included: 21 degrees at Angelica, 22 at Watertown, 24 at Ithaca and 25 at Elmira.
Johnstown, PA (1993)
Light snow in the city did not accumulate but up to 3" accumulated at the airport.
Goldsboro, NC (1999)
30" of rain in September.