Thanksgiving Week, Day by Day

Good Sunday bloggers,

There was mist overnight in KC with snow in northern Missouri. A few bands of very light snow crossed Platte and Clay counties. Roads in KC are in pretty good shape with possibly a few slick spots. Any slick spots will vanish after 10 AM. Northern Missouri will have worse road conditions through the morning, improving this afternoon. Slick spots may linger up there through tonight. St. Joseph had 1/2″ of snow with 1-3″ farther north.

It is now Thanksgiving week, so let’s go day by day.

TODAY: We will see clearing from north to south with highs 35°-40°.


MONDAY: This will be a mostly calm day across the USA. There will be scattered rain showers from southeast Texas to the eastern Midwest.


TUESDAY: This will be another calm day with a storm in northern New England.


WEDNESDAY: This is the biggest travel day of the week and it will be mostly calm from the Rockies east. There will be some snow in New England along with rather cold air. The west coast will have a pretty good size event with rain, wind and mountain snow from Seattle to Los Angeles. This will cause delays. It is good news, in that rain is needed to put out the rest of the fires. But, it may hamper search and rescue efforts and also cause landslides in the burn areas. What a mess and tragedy.


THANKSGIVING DAY: The weather around here will be very nice with highs around 60°. There will be a south breeze at 10-25 mph. The west coast storm from Wednesday will be moving through the Rockies as a new storm enters the west coast.


The weather looks great for the Plaza Lighting which is good news for the mayor and Gary Lezak. It will be a bit breezy, making it feel cool. But, compared to what has been going on this November, it will be quite nice.


FRIDAY: The storm on the west coast from Wednesday will reorganize and there will be rain from the Great Lakes to Gulf coast. This system may be slower, so we could see rain in KC. If you are travelling, at least it will be an all rain system. A new system will be moving into the western USA.


SATURDAY: The all rain system will be moving into the eastern USA while a system moves through the Rockies and a third system enters the western USA.


SUNDAY: The system from the Rockies moves quickly east, bringing rain and snow to the Great Lakes, eastern Midwest and east. The third system is entering the Rockies.



  • The main travel trouble area on Wednesday will be the west coast.
  • Friday through Sunday we will be tracking two to three storm systems. There is much uncertainty on how these will evolve as each model with each run of each model has a different solution. These systems could be much bigger and more impacting than what we are showing above. We will be updating this all week.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Jeff Penner


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