What’s the Thanksgiving Weather Forecast This Year?

Are you curious about the Thanksgiving weather forecast? Will the weather cooperate for out-of-town visitors? Here's our official Thanksgiving Forecast:

Thanksgiving is a time for family, gratitude, and of course, delicious food. But the one thing that can influence our plans and activities is the weather. Knowing the weather forecast for Thanksgiving helps you to better prepare and make the most of the holiday. So, what’s the weather for Thanksgiving 2023?

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!

Thanksgiving (in the US) is on Thursday, November 23 this year. Here’s the weather forecast for Thanksgiving holiday weekend: Thursday, November 23 through Sunday, November 26, 2023

Zone 1 – Northeast & New England

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

Hopefully the weather will cooperate for the big parade in NYC, as the rain makes an exit for Thanksgiving Day. Looks like mostly fair but cold weather.

Zone 2 – Great Lakes, Ohio Valley & Midwest

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin

Grab the firewood! Rain and possible snow should clear for a mostly fair but cold Thanksgiving.

Zone 3 – Southeast

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

Cuddle up with some hot apple cider! The official Thanksgiving weather forecast calls for fair but cold conditions for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Zone 4 – North Central

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

Get ready for a roller coaster ride for the holiday weekend! Light snow in the Rockies will be heading east for the Big Day. Clearing for a fair and cold moment, quickly followed by a heavy snowfall into the Nebraska, Dakotas region.

Zone 5 – South Central

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico

Thanksgiving looks clear and cold, with stormy weather heading in from the West.

Zone 6 – Northwest

Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Keep your boots close, as a Pacific storm will bring rain and wet snow for Thanksgiving.

Zone 7 – Southwest

California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona

Looks like a rainy Thanksgiving with only a brief respite of fair weather before stormy weather arrives.

Regardless of where you’ll be or what the weather will bring, Thanksgiving is always a wonderful time to be grateful for all we have. Thank you friends for your support throughout the year.

Check out the detailed weather forecast for your zone here!

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Would love know what weather may be looking like from Dallas, TX to Little Rock, Arkansas areas over pre-day, post-day, & Thanksgiving Day?

Jack hashack

I want to talk about the weather


Can you give me the weather on Thanksgiving day in Michigan 2022


We would like to eat out as well. (Hemingway SC.)

Farmers' Almanac

Hi Dave, Here is a link to your region’s weather forecasts: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/long-range-weather-forecast/southeast-us. Become a Member today to see 12 months in advance. Member sign-up: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/product/not-visible-farmers-almanac-membership


It would actually be cheaper to eat out this year instead of spending for the groceries to prepare.


weather for new jersey 11-26-22

Farmers' Almanac

Hi Donna! Here is a link to more specific information for the Northeast: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/long-range-weather-forecast/northeast-us

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.

Farmers' Almanac

Glad to hear it, Bernadette! Please sign-up for our weekly newsletter here: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/newsletter

Bernadette Stiskal

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

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