POSTED: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 11:19am
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 3:30am
Image: NOAA Forecast for Wednesday's Big Travel Day
Weather changes have been felt in the Borderlands since this past weekend. It's all a part of a progressive weather pattern that will bring us the coldest airmass of the season, just in time for Thanksgiving.
Locally the wind will pick up for your travel day before Thanksgiving as a cold front rolls in our direction. There could be wind related delays in the local area. In the meantime, expect travel troubles through the Mid-South and the Midwest, including the Chicago area. Dry skies for the Northeast corridor, snow for the Central Rockies and the upper plains and icy weather into Minnesota, a major hub for travel. Expect dry and chilly for the west coast and Arizona.
On Thanksgiving we'll see temps plunge here locally, with area numbers not getting out of the 50s during the day. In fact, Thursday and Friday could be the first back to back 50 degree days since last March 10th & 11th. Here is an early look at your Thanksgiving Forecast.
On the national view, look for hefty rain from the Mid-Atlantic and New England back into the Ohio River valley and the Midwest on Thanksgiving Day. Showers will be felt across East Texas, including Houston, Austin, and Dallas. Dry for West Texas and all of the Southwest. Cold air continues to dip into the Western States on Thanksgiving Day.
Of course we'll have the latest forecast and updates to all of this on Newschannel 9 and right here on ktsm.com
Below are a couple of photos sent in by viewers from this past weekend. Great photos of the incoming wind storm that hit the region Sunday. The clouds snap shots were taken Saturday at sunset.
Steve Green, NE El Paso:
KTSM-TV, Central El Paso: