Thanksgiving to come along with rain (11/23/22)
Wednesday was a warmer day for Thanksgiving Eve as we saw temperatures reach the lower 60s. Knowing how warm it got, we did get within the ballpark of a record but did not break the previous record of 69° set back in 2005.
Thanksgiving is going to be on the soggier and dreary end of conditions, with rain chances increasing throughout the morning and continually throughout the evening. Temperatures will start in the 40s, but the “spread” won’t vary much as highs reach the mid 50s.
Widespread rain based on models creeps in by the morning on Thursday, with the best chances off to the west. The rain will eventually move toward the northeast throughout the day with heavier rain possible near Poplar Bluff and extreme southeastern Missouri.
Total rainfall from the models is anywhere from a quarter to a half an inch of rain possible through the first round of showers through Thursday evening. The model (below) is likely overshooting some of the estimates as the system looks to move through faster than originally thought. With our drought conditions, any precipitation is beneficial, and this time will stay in the form of rain.
There will be a small break in the rain chances Friday afternoon and evening before another round starts on Saturday. The start of the weekend will be a wet one, before we clear out toward the second half on Sunday.
Meteorologist Jessica Blum
FOX 23 Storm Alert Team