There is a very good chance that the unofficial kickoff to the Holiday season could be punctuated by a snowstorm.

Sure, we are still about a week away from the Thanksgiving weekend, but as of Thursday, November 17th, the National Weather Service is calling for an above average chance that we are going to be dealing with snow on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

Additionally, The Weather Channel is calling for similar conditions.

While the National Weather Service has yet to publish a detailed forecast beyond Wednesday (November 23rd), the extended outlook they recently published shows that we have a really good chance of getting precipitation over the holiday weekend.

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

As for, they are showing that we can expect snow (or rain) on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.  However, it does look like, at least at this point, it will only be a few inches.  Unless something changes, we are not likely to get dumped on.

Because the temperature during those days will be above freezing, there is also the chance that we could get hit with a wintery mix or rain.

*Keep in mind that it is too early to tell for sure*

Obviously, as we get closer to next weekend, we'll have a much better idea of how much precipitation we'll be getting.  However, seeing the pounding that upstate New York and Pennsylvania are already taking from the lake effect snow, it would not be a big surprise if we got a decent amount over the holiday weekend.

Whether you believe in "global warming" or not, there is no denying that our climate is changing.  Back in the 80s and 90s, getting snow on Thanksgiving was fairly normal.  Now, it often comes as a shock.

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