Thanksgiving Weather Forecast 2022: Sweater Or Snow Boots?

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 24 through Sunday, November 27, 2022:

Zone 1 – Northeast & New England

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

Weather markedly improves for Thanksgiving: mostly fair, cold. (Hopefully good weather for the parade in NY!)

Zone 2 – Great Lakes, Ohio Valley & Midwest

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin

Grab the firewood! Mostly fair, cold Thanksgiving.

Zone 3 – Southeast

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

Bring out your sweaters! Mostly fair, cold for Thanksgiving holiday.

Zone 4 – North Central

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

Mostly fair Thanksgiving followed by heavy snows (up to 12′) for Northern, Central Rockies.

Zone 5 – South Central

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico

Fair Thanksgiving followed by a significant snow in higher terrains of western NM, TX, OK.

Zone 6 – Northwest

Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Fair at first, then becoming stormy, with gales, heavy snow over the mountains.

Zone 7 – Southwest

California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona

Pacific cold front brings a surge of showery rains, possibly heavy over southern CA; possibly heavy snow higher terrain of AZ.

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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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.

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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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