By Brett Rathbun, Meteorologist for AccuWeather.com
AccuWeather Global Weather Center - November 24, 2015 - AccuWeather reports a after a chilly Thanksgiving in 2014, warm conditions will surge across the Northeast in time for the holiday this year.
Last year, a snowstorm brought significant snowfall across the Northeast on Wednesday, causing travel nightmares for anyone on the road and a chilly, white Thanksgiving for millions. High temperatures on Thanksgiving were only in the 20s and 30s Fahrenheit across the majority of the region.
This year, dry conditions and sunshine will be in store across the East into Black Friday.
"High pressure overhead will allow for plenty of sunshine, dry conditions and milder air into Black Friday," AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan Duffey said.
High temperatures will be between 10 and 15 degrees above average and around 20 to 30 degrees higher than last Thanksgiving.
Chilly But Sunny Across the Northeast
For anyone going to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City or other eastern city parades, winter coats, hats and gloves can be kept at home. Only a light jacket or sweatshirt and a pair of sunglasses will be needed.
With this stretch of mild weather, the potential will remain for this month to be the warmest November on record for many Northeast cities.
Those traveling on the road or in the air across the East will not have to worry about any weather-related delays on Wednesday or Thanksgiving. Those traveling to the Western states may have to contend with flight delays due to a snowstorm.
Prior to Thanksgiving Day, high temperatures will be around average for most locations.
While mild conditions will continue into Black Friday, a storm system will approach the region on Friday into Saturday, bringing a period of rain.
Rain will fall from northern New England to the Ohio Valley on Friday morning before advancing across much of the Northeast during the afternoon.
Rain may hold off along and east of the Interstate 95 corridor until Friday night.
The mild conditions will be short-lived as a shot of cooler air will build across the region for the weekend.
Heavier jackets will be needed for anyone going outside to put up lawn decorations for the Christmas holiday or heading to college or NFL football games.
Rain will return early next week.