A strong cold front moved through the Miami Valley yesterday, and our winds were quite gusty! We had two times where the winds really peaked– once during the mid-morning as some thunderstorms moved through. And the second time happened as the cold front moved across the area in the early afternoon:
Here are some of the highest wind gusts we saw:
Today will not be as gusty, but it will still be a breezy day. Winds will generally be between 10 and 15mph, adding a wind chill to already cold temperatures. We’ll see highs in the upper 30s, and it will feel like the 20s pretty much all day long. At least we have dry conditions in place for the big travel day on Wednesday. Most regional travel will be problem-free weather wise.
If you are traveling farther east, that is where you’ll run into some significant problems. Parts of West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania and on into the Northeast will be dealing with a wintry mess.
Here at home, on Thursday, we have the potential to see a few light snow showers through the day, as a reinforcing shot of cold air moves in:
So while it won’t be the COLDEST Thanksgiving on record, we will be running about 10-degrees below the average temperatures for the holiday. Here is a peek at Thanksgiving climatology:
Temperatures will reach their coldest early Friday morning. So if you’re heading out to catch some good deals, be prepared for some frigid conditions, with readings in the upper teens!