Good weather for Thanksgiving travel, rain moves in for Black Friday

High pressure is firmly in control and will dominate the forecast today and tonight.
High pressure firmly in control will dominate the forecast today and tonight.
Published: Nov. 23, 2022 at 6:59 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Expect improving weather for the busy travel day on this Wednesday.

  • TODAY: Mostly sunny and 66 degrees
  • TONIGHT: A few clouds and 40 degrees
  • THURSDAY: Clouds increase and 59 degrees
  • FRIDAY: FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Rain likely and 56 degrees
  • SATURDAY: FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Periods of rain and 61 degrees

High pressure is firmly in control and will dominate the forecast today and tonight. This means plenty of sunshine is expected before clouds begin to increase later tonight. Expect perfect weather for the Thanksgiving Eve Parade.

Highs today will be mild as the mercury rises into the mid-60s. By tomorrow, Thanksgiving, all eyes turn toward Texas where our next weather-maker will push in from.

With some cloud cover expected, rain chances should be held at bay for our Turkey Day, but it will be a little cooler with highs near 60 degrees.

However, by Friday as you head out for the door-buster sales you can expect rain chances to be on the increase. With so many people out and about on Friday we’ve declared a First Alert Weather Day.

Periods of rain are expected throughout the day on Friday. It’s a cooler day with temperatures topping out in the mid-50s.

While a break looks possible early Saturday, more showers appear by midday into the afternoon. Consequently, another First Alert Weather Day is in place.

We’ll start to dry it out a bit by Sunday morning. If all holds as it appears today, it will be drying out in time for the Panther’s game. We’re back into the 60s for the first part of next week.