Thanksgiving starts wet, turns dry and warm in the afternoon

Best time to schedule outdoor plans will be in the late afternoon

Thanksgiving afternoon looks drier and warm

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Confidence is increasing for dry weather building in for Thanksgiving afternoon with warmer than average temperatures.

High temperatures on Thanksgiving Day are expected to reach the mid to even upper 60s.

Thanksgiving will likely start with some morning rain showers, but drier weather builds in during the afternoon.
Thanksgiving will likely start with some morning rain showers, but drier weather builds in during the afternoon. (Source: WWBT)

Rain is expected late Wednesday through Thursday morning. How quickly the rain moves out is going to be critical for any outdoor plans on Thanksgiving day.

The GFS, NAM, and European forecast models show most of the rain moving out of the region by early Thursday afternoon. After 2 p.m. we likely turn drier.

Drier weather is expected to build into the region Thursday afternoon, especially after 2 p.m.
Drier weather is expected to build into the region Thursday afternoon, especially after 2 p.m. (Source: WWBT)

The later in the afternoon you can schedule any outdoor plans on Thursday, the better of you will be.

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