How Bitterly Cold Will it be in NYC on Thanksgiving Day?

Posted November 22, 2018

Expect a sunny sky and a high temperatures near 60 degrees.

Thursday, the forecast calls for a mix of sun and cloud, starting off with a wind chill of -21 C and -12 in the afternoon.

The coldest Thanksgiving on record was November 28, 1901, when the high was 24 degrees.

This colder, drier air mass is a very stable one, though.

Snow squalls are possible for western NY and Pennsylvania on Wednesday as an advancing cold front brings lake effect snow across the area.

Behind the snow, an Arctic blast sweeps into the Northeast late Wednesday, bringing record-cold wind chills in time for Thanksgiving.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade might even be "a frigid nightmare", according to The New York Post. Temperatures will be chilly, averaging about 10 degrees below normal. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, but temperatures in the Boston area could reach as high as 50 - which will feel downright balmy compared to the bitter cold that we've been experiencing lately.

"Cold winds gusting past 20 miles per hour at times will make it feel even more uncomfortable", Dean told Fox News, adding the wind could also impact balloons at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The weekend is expected to be mild, but not before snowfalls as high as 10 centimetres hit Waterloo Region on Wednesday.

It depends on where you are going, of course. That means outreach teams are scouring the streets to make sure people find shelter.

The temperatures will be more like what New Yorkers see in January.

Enjoy a cool fall evening across the entire area as temperatures slowly fall from the 50s into the 40s as the sun sets.

The high on Thanksgiving Day 2017 was 43 degrees.

The National Weather Service in Boston wrote: 'A weak wave of low pressure will bring light snow to the region [Monday] morning changing to rain except freezing rain in the Worcester Hills and east slopes of the Berkshires.