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First Alert Forecast: good regional travel weather into Thanksgiving

Cool and mostly dry for Thanksgiving Day. (Source: WECT) Cool and mostly dry for Thanksgiving Day. (Source: WECT)
Mostly green lights for travel over the Carolinas Thanksgiving Day, a few showers if you head south (Source: WECT) Mostly green lights for travel over the Carolinas Thanksgiving Day, a few showers if you head south (Source: WECT)
Cool with a shower chance late for Thanksgiving Day in SE NC. (Source: WECT) Cool with a shower chance late for Thanksgiving Day in SE NC. (Source: WECT)
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A series of showery low pressure systems have and will graze the Cape Fear Region as Thanksgiving weekend arrives. One such system brought us overnight rain. Another such system may bring a slight chance of showers for Thanksgiving night or early Friday, with the best chance would be along the coast. Temperatures will be cool for most of the forecast period.

TONIGHT DETAILS: Expect a partly cloudy evening and overnight with chilly lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s.  Nice conditions for local and regional travel!

LONG RANGE HIGHLIGHTS: Thanksgiving will have variable clouds, a 20% risk at the most for showers, and highs in the 50s. Black Friday also features variable clouds and a small shower risk with highs a degree or two warmer than Thursday. Rain chances will trend back to near 0% by the latter stages of the holiday weekend amid a continued cool temperature pattern.

NEXT WEEK: The new workweek will start chilly with subfreezing lows in some spots Monday morning and highs in the middle 50s Monday afternoon under mainly sunny skies. Temperatures will rebound to the middle 60s under mostly sunny skies Tuesday afternoon. Further warming is likely by mid week.

TROPICS: November 22-23 marks the the final stretch of the horrendous 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Should another tropical storm form, it'd get the name Sean. Thankfully, new tropical storm development is not likely anywhere in the Atlantic Basin Tuesday.

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