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Weather Blog: Tracking the Third Thanksgiving Week Storm

Posted: 8:30 AM, Nov 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-30 10:54:59-05
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Good Saturday bloggers.

We are tracking the last in a series of three systems that have affected the Thanksgiving holiday week. Look at all of the advisories in effect. This storm which is pounding the Missouri river basin is no help to the River Flood warnings that have been in effect for the longest time ever in our region. They went in to effect in March.

Today we will see plenty of sunshine with highs in the 50s along with increasing wind as we go into the dry slot of the storm. A snowstorm will be occurring north of I-80 while the rain & t-storms shift to east of the Mississippi river.

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Tonight and Sunday we will go into the wrap around part of the storm. This means it will be mostly cloudy, windy and cold with a few flurries. Rain and snow showers will be possible later tonight into Sunday morning, especially across northern Missouri. We do not expect slick roads as temperatures will be at or above freezing into Iowa. North on I-29 in Nebraska, extreme northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas temperatures will drop into the upper 20s and low 30s and there could be some slick spots. Winds will be 20-40 mph with gusts to 45-50 mph tonight from the west and Sunday from the northwest. Winds will gust to 50-60 mph in the High Wind warning areas, west of KC. The winds will decrease slowly on Sunday. Lows tonight will be 30-35 and temperatures will stay there all day Sunday. It is going to be cold out at Arrowhead with temperatures in the 30s and northwest winds 15-35 mph. Flurries are possible as well. The snowstorm will shift to the Great Lakes. Note, a new storm will affect the west coast this weekend, but it will stay out there.

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So, on Sunday there will be many big airports affected by weather along both coasts and in the Great Lakes. If you are flying on Sunday do not be surprised if there are delays and you should check your flight status often.

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The storm affecting us will shift to New England Monday as we become sunny with less wind. Lows will be in the 20s with highs 40-45. This storm will finally exit New England by Wednesday after being quite a winter storm. By contrast we will have calm weather for the first week of December. Highs will be 45-55 through Thursday. It looks colder Friday into the weekend with highs in the 30s and 40s and lows in the teens and 20s. We may see some rain showers Thursday.

Have a great rest of your holiday weekend. Safe travels!