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For Thanksgiving week, the big chill is on

Some midweek snow could be problematic

November 19, 2018 - 6:10 am
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - While we don't yet know if we'll just be dreaming of a white Christmas, we do know that conditions are right for an unusually cold and white Thanksgiving Day and week across Western New York.

Leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, conditions will be right for some snowy conditions and temperatures well below normal.  There is also some concern for travel issues midweek as the big rush is on to get home for the holiday.

Leading up to Thanksgiving, AccuWeather says snow can bring dangerous travel conditions for a time in Erie, Pennsylvania; Buffalo and Syracuse, New York; and Burlington, Vermont, as well as along stretches of interstates 80, 81, 86, 87 and 90 on Wednesday.

Then the cold will settle in and it will be much more like mid-winter conditions than typical Thanksgiving weather.

“Air typical of the heart of winter will anchor across the Northeast on Thanksgiving Day,” AccuWeather meteorologist Brett Rathbun said.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo says low temperatures on Wednesday night/Thursday morning, for most areas across the region, will be their coldest since March and February.

For the thousands running in the annual Turkey Trot in Buffalo Thanksgiving morning, it will mean dressing for winter running conditions as we experience among the coldest Thanksgivings on record.

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