Quiet weather continues with a colder push by Thanksgiving

Published: Nov. 20, 2023 at 5:14 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2023 at 11:00 AM CST
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We’re currently on pace for the driest November on record in Eau Claire as we’ve only received 0.02″ of moisture so far this month. As a cold front moves through, some of us had a few stray raindrops and snowflakes, but for the most part, we’ve been dry. That will be the case for the afternoon as cloud cover remains dominant and winds remain light out of the northeast. Temperatures remain seasonable as we manage to climb to the low 40s this afternoon. Meanwhile, low pressure to our southeast continues to blanket the southeastern portion of the state with widespread rain, but that low will continue to slide to the east, drying things out. That said, no travel concerns are expected over the next few days for the Thanksgiving holiday.

A storm system is moving out to our east, but a cold front will keep us cloudy Tuesday. Behind...
A storm system is moving out to our east, but a cold front will keep us cloudy Tuesday. Behind that though, we are looking at more sunshine.(WEAU)

Clouds will then give way to some clearing at night, setting us up for a nicer Wednesday. For those traveling in the region for Thanksgiving, the weather will make it easy to get to your destination. The day will come with plenty of sunshine and a brief warm up as winds shift to the southwest. This will come out ahead of yet another cold front that will pass through the state dry. Afternoon highs will have a chance to rise well into the 40s with a few spots possibly touching 50. Once the front passes, colder air will follow and we look at a stretch of days where temperatures will shift a bit below average. Colder days will also mean colder nights and later this week we are facing at least a few mornings with lows in the teens. Sunshine should stick around for Thanksgiving as well, along with the return of lighter winds. This cooler and dry pattern will continue into the weekend, with occasional clouds mixing in with the sunshine. Expect highs to remain in the 30s, with at least a few days hovering near freezing. Looking ahead into the final week of the month the pattern continues to favor dry conditions with no significant chances of precipitation in the foreseeable future.