If you’re planning to enjoy a warm Thanksgiving meal this year, be extra thankful! The warm food will come in good on a chilly day.
Augusta’s average temperature for November 23 is 53°—which combines an average low temperature of 39° and an average high temperature of 67°.
This year, Thanksgiving Day in Augusta is expected to bring near or below average temperatures. An upper-level trough will dig into the eastern portion of the U.S. Wednesday, bringing high pressure and a cooler airmass to our north. Meanwhile an area of low pressure is expected to develop over Florida by Thanksgiving Day. This low pressure system, combined with a northeasterly wind at the surface will likely cause clouds to develop. Since Augusta will be located on the northern side of this low pressure system, temperatures should be cool for Thanksgiving. This setup might also provide light rain or drizzle, so it could be both a cool and dreary day.
Computer models are still struggling to agree on how cool it will be, but I’m confident temperatures will be below average, especially during daylight hours. Temperatures will likely be in the 50s during the day.
Thanksgiving Day Temperatures
In case you were wondering, here’s a look at temperatures for Thanksgiving Days gone by. These observations were recorded at Augusta Regional Airport.
So while it won’t be nearly as chilly as it was in 2013, it will be much, much cooler than last Thanksgiving when the high reached 80°!
Wednesday Travel Weather
Are you planning to travel on Wednesday? Here’s a handy travel forecast from Brad Panovich at WCNC-TV: