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Forecast: Mainly Good Travel Week Ahead

If you're planning to travel this week, there's good news: the weather won't slow you down. This time of year can be stormy but we will luck out for Thanksgiving 2017.

Thanks to high pressure, the next 10 days will see a limited amount of rain. Any significant snowfall should be confined to the highest of elevations as well as the farther north regions of New England.

Now while that is the big picture, there are some smaller weather events which will take place over the coming days. This morning we find very cold air traveling over the Great Lakes with lake effect snow reaching into the Berkshires in the form of a few flurries. I can't rule out that some of these snow showers could make it all the way to the coast. Don't be surprised if you see a few snowflakes in the air this morning.

Some of these lake effect snow showers could make it all the way to eastern New England this morning with a few flurries. (Courtesy NOAA)
Some of these lake effect snow showers could make it all the way to eastern New England this morning with a few flurries. (Courtesy NOAA)

High pressure slips to our south tomorrow and the return flow of southerly air brings in a much milder day. Temperatures will get well into the 50s.

As a cold front approaches Tuesday night and Wednesday there will be a few showers.

Some moisture will also move up from the south along this frontal system to enhance the shower activity. You should expect wet roads Wednesday morning and the first few hours of the afternoon, especially along the coast. This will push off the coast in the afternoon.

A cold front to the west and some moisture to the south will bring a period of showers Wednesday morning. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)
A cold front to the west and some moisture to the south will bring a period of showers Wednesday morning. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)

Dry and chilly weather returns for Thanksgiving with the next small chance of showers sometime Saturday or Saturday night. Travel weather Sunday looks dry as of now.
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Monday: Blustery and chilly with sunshine and clouds. A brief flurry is possible this morning. Highs around 40.

Monday Night: Clear and not as cold. Lows a few degrees either side of 32.

Tuesday: Sunshine, breezy and milder. Highs in the mid to upper 50s.

Wednesday: Showers in the morning, then clearing late in the day. Highs about 50.

Thanksgiving (Thursday): Sunny and chilly. Highs around 40.

Friday: Partly to mostly sunny and cool. Highs 40-45.

David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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