It's a Thanksgiving Tradition here on Good Morning Quad Cities. This morning, I invited News 8's Jonathan Ketz to help me with the forecast beside the fire with today's Thanksgiving forecast. Always a little different each year, let me know if you have any ways to juice up our little story.
Turkeys will continue to thaw with mild weather this morning. Temperatures will be steady until the warm front of an oven raises the internal temperature of the turkey to 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
By this afternoon, the kitchen will turn hot and humid. If you bother the cook, be ready for a severe squall. At the least, a cold shoulder can be expected.
Big changes are in store by the late afternoon and evening. A cold front of a knife will slice through the turkey, causing an accumulation of one to two inches on every plate. An unstable spoon will cause mashed potatoes to fall fast and drift while while cranberry sauce creates slippery spots on the other side of the plating area.
Once everything gets cleared, a second helping of accumulation is in the forecast.
A weight watch will likely be needed by this afternoon with a few indigestion warnings possible because of increased stuffiness around the beltway.
During the evening hours, the turkey will taper off to leftovers, dropping to a low of 34 degrees in the refrigerator.
That's all happening here in the short term forecast.
Looking ahead to Friday and Saturday, there will be high pressure to eat turkey sandwiches. Flurries of leftovers can be expected at any time this weekend with a 50 percent chance of scattered soup by Monday. I expect a warming trend, especially where "noodly" soup develops.
By early next week, eating pressure will be low as the only wish left will be the bone.
Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
-Meteorologist Eric Sorensen