With a strong low pressure system in the western United States and a strong high pressure system in place in the eastern United States, one of the busiest shopping days of the year will feature a mixed bag of weather across the country.
The best conditions will be in the east with fair and dry conditions expected from Maine to Florida. While it’ll be breezy in the northeast with the departing Thanksgiving Day storm, no precipitation is expected anywhere in the eastern United States from Maine to Alabama and all places east to the Atlantic coast.
Low pressure will keep conditions stormy in the west, though. Portions of Utah and Colorado will be digging out from more than 2 feet of snow expected to fall from now through Friday morning. While the Rockies will see plenty of cold and snow, the Plains will see soaking rains ahead of this storm system. Severe thunderstorms are also possible over portions of Oklahoma and Texas on Friday; damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes will be possible there.
The storm system responsible for snow, rain, and severe weather in the western and central states will march east this weekend, setting the stage for another rain and snowstorm in the northeastern U.S. later Sunday into Monday.