If you’re cooking Thanksgiving dinner, you may want to add soup or hot cider to the menu. According to the Farmers’ Almanac long-range weather forecasts, cold weather can be expected in most areas of the country for the Thanksgiving holiday, November 27, 2008. And for those of you heading shopping on Black Friday, pack the umbrella and boots!
“Fair and cold” is what the Farmers’ Almanac forecast reads for the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest regions of the U.S. Stormy conditions are predicted in the North Central, South Central, Northwestern, and Southwestern States. Snow is in the forecast for the area of the country that’s already been blasted with winter’s white stuff–Nebraska and the Dakotas. Sleet and wet snow are also good possibilities for Black Friday shopping or driving back from Grandma’s that weekend in the Mid-Atlantic States, as well as North Carolina and Virginia.
If you live near one of the Great Lakes or are visiting in that region, pack your parka! “Heavy lake-effect snows” from November 28-30th are on tap.
If you’re traveling by car this holiday, be sure to get your car ready for the winter weather. For those of you going to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — bundle up, and for others cooking, check out our ideas for cooking with warming spices.