Freezing fog potential Wednesday morning, more warm air beginning to move in

First Alert Weather Update: Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 23
Published: Nov. 23, 2022 at 5:25 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 23, 2022 at 11:30 AM EST
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SAGINAW, Mich. (WNEM) - After some light fog this morning, it’s been a quiet Wednesday so far! Today will be a good travel day, and this case still holds even into Thursday and Friday too! Milder weather is also here to stay through the entire the holiday weekend. We’ve seen some upward trends in temperatures for the holiday itself, but also a few shifts in shower timing.

Afternoon

We’ll be even warmer this afternoon compared to the last few days, 40s look to be commonplace for most of our region for high temperatures. Our southern row of counties should be the warmest again, where temperatures could possible even hit 50 degrees. The wind will stay from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph. Dry weather is expected all day again, with skies more variably cloudy this morning before a mostly sunny sky by the afternoon.

Wednesday will be mild with widespread 40s, possibly a few 50s in our southern tier.
Wednesday will be mild with widespread 40s, possibly a few 50s in our southern tier.(WNEM)

Tonight

Cloud coverage will begin to increase during the overnight hours but dry weather is still expected. With skies slightly clearer early in the overnight, a decent degree of cooling will be possible, leading to more patchy fog again. With lows in the upper 20s, this does pose the risk for some freezing fog or patchy black ice in spots early Thursday morning too. If you have any travel early in the day, this will be something to watch for! The wind will stay light at 5 to 10 mph from the southwest.

Wednesday will see lows falling just below freezing.
Wednesday will see lows falling just below freezing.(WNEM)

Thanksgiving Day

Conditions start dry in the morning past any potential freezing fog, then clouds continue to fill in as the morning progresses. Skies will be mostly cloudy overall with a wind at 5 to 10 mph. The southwest wind and the milder airmass will keep warmer weather here, highs are trending upwards and expected to reach up to around 48 degrees during the afternoon.

The timing of showers has moved up slightly, but the holiday should have dry weather during the...
The timing of showers has moved up slightly, but the holiday should have dry weather during the daylight hours, and temperatures have trended slightly upward too!(WNEM)

Showers will be near on Thanksgiving, and although the timing is moving up, they should still come in mostly at -- or after -- sunset. Any rain that moves in will be more spotty in nature, and the initial showers might not reach the ground at first as they’ll need to work to saturate the air. Most earlier showers should start around 6 to 7 PM. Rain remains spotty through the overnight period and into early Friday morning. Overall, no major weather-related impacts are expected on the roadways if you’ll be travelling.

The timing of showers Thursday night has moved up a bit, but still coming in after-dark.
The timing of showers Thursday night has moved up a bit, but still coming in after-dark.(WNEM)

Weekend Travels

The next chance of rain after Thursday night comes in on Saturday night and Sunday. This should primarily be rain, however if you’re travelling to-or-from the north, you might see some wet snowflakes mixing in too. This will certainly provide some wet roads, but it should still be warm enough where icy or snow roads won’t be much of a concern. Overall, travel safe on Sunday, and we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

Take a look at temperatures through the holiday in your full TV5 First Alert 7-Day Forecast!