Thanksgiving weather: Warm and sunny, ‘picture-perfect’

It looks like the Thanksgiving Day holiday is going to be pretty mild.

That’s the word from Storm Team4 meteorologist Chad Merrill, who said we’re headed for a “picture-perfect Thanksgiving.”

A few high cirrus clouds will filter the sun on occasion today. Also, high pressure will lead to another A+ day across the DMV with high temperatures once again around 60 degrees. Clouds will increase ahead of a warm front tonight

Depending on when you’re heading back from the holiday, you could be facing some rain: Late Friday morning into early afternoon, and then again on Sunday morning, looks rainy, according to Merrill’s forecast — but the temperatures will still be relatively mild, in the upper 50s on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

THANKSGIVING DAY/MORNING: Sunny and mild. Highs in the low 50s.

THANKSGIVING DAY/AFTERNOON: Sunny and mild. Highs in the low 60s.

THANKSGIVING DAY/EVENING: Increasing clouds. Winds: SW 4-8 mph. Lows in the mid-40s.

FRIDAY: A quick round of midmorning to midday rain, then breezy with partial clearing. Winds: Light SW, becoming NW and increasing to 10-15 mph. Highs in the upper 50s.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

SUNDAY: Rain in the morning. Clearing in the afternoon. Breezy. Highs in the mid-50s.

MONDAY: Mostly cloudy with a shower or two and breezy. Highs near 60 degrees.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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