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Forecast for Thanksgiving: nice and mild in Wichita area

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at 10:50 p.m.

Mother Nature isn’t expected to be up to any tricks over the Thanksgiving holiday period in the Wichita area, forecasters say.

Temperatures are expected to be above normal for this time of year, and the only precipitation may be some scattered rain showers late in the weekend.

“There’s definitely nothing major on the horizon,” said Jim Caruso, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wichita. “It doesn’t look like any significant storms or severe weather or winter weather or anything.”

Temperatures are projected to be in the 60s from Wednesday through Friday – good news for those going over the river and through the woods for the holiday, as well as those planning to do lots of shopping on Black Friday.

“It does look fairly benign,” AccuWeather senior vice president Mike Smith said of the forecast.

Highs are normally in the mid- to upper-50s this time of year in southern Kansas, so temperatures over most of the holiday weekend will be above normal.

Thanksgiving weekend is notorious for dramatic shifts in the weather in Kansas, Caruso said, but 2012 doesn’t appear to have any wintry wrinkles in the works.

“This looks like a mild pattern for this year’s Thanksgiving,” he said.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com.

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