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Thanksgiving Weather Forecast 2021: Will It Ruffle Your Feathers?

While you’re cooking up a feast inside, you may be wondering what Mother Nature will be cooking up outside! Will our forecast ruffle a few feathers? Check it out here!

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Thanksgiving Day is a special time of year for families and friends to gather together, share their blessings, reminisce, watch parades and/or football, and, most importantly, eat!

While you’re cooking up a feast of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and all of the other traditional favorites inside, you may be wondering what Mother Nature will be cooking up outside? Our forecast might ruffle a few feathers!

Here’s what we’re predicting for your Thanksgiving holiday weekend: Thursday, November 25th through Sunday, November 28, 2021:

Zone 1 – Northeast & New England

New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C.

Very unsettled weather, with gusty winds, showers; hopefully the adverse weather holds off until after the Thanksgiving Parade.

Zone 2 – Great Lakes, Ohio Valley & Midwest

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin

Very unsettled weather for Thanksgiving, with squalls from the Ohio Valley and points east.

Zone 3 – Southeast

Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida

Gusty winds, showery for Thanksgiving Day.

Zone 4 – North Central

Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana

Very unsettled weather, with squally weather over Northern Rockies, Northern Plains, as well as points east; then slowly clearing for the weekend.

Zone 5 – South Central

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico

Squally conditions, for Thanksgiving, then gradual clearing.

Zone 6 – Northwest

Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Still very unsettled for Turkey Day, then slowly clearing possibly for the remainder of the weekend.

Zone 7 – Southwest

California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona

Very unsettled in the West for Thanksgiving Day, then slowly clearing.

Regardless of where you’ll be or what the weather will bring, Thanksgiving is always a wonderful time to be with family and friends— so enjoy!

Check out the detailed weather forecast for your zone here!

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Mrs. L.R. Winfree

We are planning to eat outside on the patio with heat lamps. I need to know if it will be raining? Should I have an alternate plan?

Diane Latimer

Would like to see Thanksgiving and Christmas weather in Tennessee


Hi Diane, you are a zone 3 ….
Gusty winds & showery for Thanksgiving Day! 😑

Bernadette Stiskal

Love your report about weather Please keep me formed.

Bernadette Stiskal

News about Thanksgivig weather i N.Y. State & Ct. is hopeful. Please keep me informed

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