MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Thanksgiving Day has brought some wild weather in years past. It's not looking too wild this year as Ron Childers mentioned in our initial Thanksgiving forecast.
But, there is still a chance it could be quite chilly if one of our long-range models verifies.
Let's look back over the past five years and compare.
PAST WEATHER - THANKSGIVING DAY – MEMPHIS
2016 – 50s, cloudy and cool
2015 – 70s, sunny
2014 – 40s, sunny
2013 – 40s, sun/clouds
2012 – 70s, sun/clouds
Just looking at the past 5 years, you can see that our weather on Thanksgiving Day (TD) can be all over the map. We have had some warm TD's, some cold TD's and some typical TD's. We have had some extreme weather on TD as well.
EXTREME WEATHER – THANKSGIVING DAY - MEMPHIS
1994 – 70s, tornadoes in Germantown, West Memphis and rural areas of Crocket county.
1980 - 30s, flurries
1981 – 70s, much warmer
1995 – 30s, light snow
This goes to show you, there really is no standard weather on Thanksgiving Day around here in the Mid-South.
One thing to be thankful for this year…we won't have any extreme weather. If the long-range GFS model (see graphic) is on target, we will likely fall close to or just below average with temps in the 50s to low 60s.
We will update you on specifics as it gets closer. It should be mild for next Wednesday for the busiest travel days of the year.