Be Careful on the Road: Gusty Winds Impact Thanksgiving Travel

A Wind Advisory is in effect for our region until 6 p.m. on Thursday. West winds 20 to 30 mph and wind gusts up to 50 mph are expected between Wednesday night and Thursday

What to Know

  • A Wind Advisory is in effect for our region until 6 p.m. on Thursday.
  • West winds 20 to 30 mph and wind gusts up to 50 mph are expected between Wednesday night and Thursday.
  • A wintry mix could hit our area Sunday evening.

Be careful hitting the roads. Gusty winds will impact travel conditions on Thanksgiving Eve and Day. 

A Wind Advisory is in effect for our region until 6 p.m. on Thursday.

TIMELINE OF WHEN AND WHAT TO EXPECT/IMPACTS

6 AM THANKSGIVING TO NOON THANKSGIVING DAY 

CHILLY TEMPERATURES: 38˚ (6 a.m.)  46˚ (Noon): Feels like: 26 degrees early / 38 degrees by midday
SUSTAINED WIND: Northwest 25 MPH
GUSTS: 45-50 MPH (locally higher in the higher elevations)
IMPACTS: Localized tree limbs will come down. Lawn décor needs to be secured. Spotty power outages possible, but not widespread. High profile vehicle restrictions / speed limit reductions possible for some bridges. Highest pocket of winds around 9 a.m. through noon. This wind will be very visual from flags to blowing leaves to people getting battered around by it.

NOON TO 6 PM THANKSGIVING DAY

TEMPERATURES: 45-50 / Feels Like: 30-38
SUSTAINED WINDS: Northwest 25 MPH (early afternoon) diminishing to Northwest 15-20 MPH
GUSTS: DECREASING: 40 MPH early diminishing to 30-35 MPH
IMPACTS: The numbing feel to the air will be the biggest impact during the mid to late afternoon and evening hours.

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After 6 p.m. Thanksgiving, wind gusts will no longer be a major problem. Just the cold and the chill for Black Friday shoppers.

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Stay with the NBC10 First Alert Weather team for the latest forecast and updates.

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