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What to expect from this year’s Thanksgiving weather and how it compares to years past

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Thanksgiving in Chicago is getting warmer.

Residents of the Chicago area, who were already feeling a taste of winter this November, may be seeking this Thanksgiving reprieve as temperatures are set to be above average.

Average temperatures on Thanksgiving will be in the mid-40s, rising to the low 50s in the afternoon and low 40s in the morning.

According to the NBC 5 Storm Team, the sky will likely be partly cloudy in the morning, with more cloud cover in the afternoon.

Showers are likely in the late afternoon and early evening, with more steady rain likely in the southern and southern suburbs of the Chicago area. Little to no rain is expected in suburbs north of Chicago.

Thursday’s forecast high and low are 52 and 38 degrees respectively, a far cry from Chicago’s historic Thanksgiving temperature extremes, with current high and low temperature records of 69 and 14 degrees respectively. .

Below are the top 10 warmest and coldest Thanksgivings in Chicago history, according to the National Weather Service.

10 Warmest Thanksgivings

  • 60 degrees (1879, 1976, 2015)
  • 61 degrees (1973, 1998)
  • 62 degrees (1981)
  • 63 degrees (1896, 1915, 2012)
  • 64 degrees (1914)
  • 69 degrees (1966)

10 Coldest Thanksgivings

  • 25 degrees (1903, 1956)
  • 24 degrees (1889, 1898, 1929)
  • 22 degrees (1945)
  • 19th degree (1872, 1877, 1881)
  • 14 degrees (1930)

No snow is predicted for Thanksgiving this year, but since the data were first collected in 1871, 23% of Chicago’s Thanksgivings have recorded snowfall, and 5% of Thanksgivings have had 1 There was more than an inch of snowfall.

Let’s take a look at the snowiest Thanksgiving in Chicago’s history.

10 Snowy Thanksgiving

  • 0.5 inch (1902, 1945)
  • 0.6 inch (1903)
  • 0.9 inch (1944)
  • 1.1 inch (1975)
  • 1.2 inch (1947)
  • 1.5 inch (1953)
  • 1.8 inches (1950)
  • 2.1 inches (1893)
  • 2.5 inch (1949)
  • 3 inches (1980)
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Written by Natalia Chi

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