RICHMOND, Va. -- Thanksgiving 2017 will go down as a tranquil and chilly holiday. Skies were partly to mostly sunny, and highs were in the 40s.
While the temperatures were more than ten degrees below normal, this was not the coldest Thanksgiving. That was in 1930 when the high only hit 32°.
The high last Thanksgiving was 63°. About one-third of our Thanksgivings produce highs in the 60s, while about one in every five have highs in the 40s.
Thanksgiving also ends up to be a fairly dry holiday. We see measurable rain on less than one-third of the days. Snow is rare, but it has occurred in a few years.
Our tranquil weather will last through the holiday weekend. After morning lows in the 20s, highs Friday afternoon will get into the 50s.
Travel weather across the region will be dry and cool.
A lot of the country will see dry weather with mild to warm temperatures.
Locally, dry weather will continue in most areas through Sunday. There could be a light shower or sprinkle across northern Virginia on Saturday, but the chance is pretty low. Highs will be near 60° Saturday and in the lower 50s on Sunday.
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