A reinforcing blast of colder air will push through the northeast today through Wednesday, setting the stage for a bitter cold Thanksgiving in the northeast. Temperatures in interior New England will be 30-40 degrees below normal while temperatures in places like Philadelphia and New York City will remain below the freezing mark on Thanksgiving Day afternoon.
The arriving colder air will help build a weak wave of low pressure. This area of low pressure will bring light snow to the northeast today, with some light snow changing to rain on the southern portion of the light precipitation band. A stronger wave of low pressure will likely impact the northeast later tonight into Tuesday with accumulating snow across the northeast, with the most snow expected over the highest terrain. Portions of southeastern New Hampshire could also see heavy snow.
An arctic front sweeps across this region late Wednesday followed by near record cold and bitterly cold wind chills Wednesday night through Thanksgiving Day. Dry weather with less wind and moderating temperatures are expected Friday and Saturday.
Wet and potentially wintry weather will return to the East on Sunday while a more significant winter storm could impact the area as the month wraps up.