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    Rain, Patchy Fog May Impact Thanksgiving Night Shopping

    By By Alex Sosnowski, expert senior meteorologist.
    November 22, 2012, 10:51:45 PM EST

    Have the urge to shop, have to work as a result or are simply heading home? There will be a few weather trouble spots Thursday night.

    For those who can't sit home on a perfectly good couch Thanksgiving night, dry weather will continue over much of the East and South. The break from storms will also continue from earlier Thanksgiving Day in the Northwest.

    However, a storm tracking eastward along the Canada/United States border will spread snow from North Dakota to northern Minnesota.

    A zone of showers and stray thunder will extend southward along the storm's cold front from the western Great Lakes to central Texas Thursday night.


    Colder air will sweep southward from the northern Rockies and Plains to the western Great Lakes and into the southern Plains.


    If you are stuck waiting in lines until the morning hours Friday, patchy fog could present a problem for the drive home or to the next store in portions of southern New England and the eastern mid-Atlantic.

    Some rain will return to coastal Washington and Oregon, while showers and embedded thunder reach the Appalachians to South Texas.

    Lake-effect snow will begin a southeastern sweep across the Upper Midwest.

    See Also:
    Winter Makes a Comeback Black Friday
    Sudden Snow for Great Lakes, Northeast Highway Travelers
    Snow, Cold Target Northern Plains


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