Now that Thanksgiving is winding down, some are starting to focus on Black Friday shopping. The only weather issue for central New York shoppers is the cold.
We didn’t warm much during the day Thursday so with clear skies and light winds in the evening our temperatures cooled quickly into the single digits. After midnight the temperatures took a free fall.
By 6am the thermometer at the Syracuse airport reported a temperature of -1°. This not only break the record low for Friday which is currently 6 set in 2008 but also the all-time November record. It currently stands at +4 set on November 27th 1938. This is also the first time ever on record the temperature has dropped below zero in November.
Luckily wind chill won’t be an issue as winds end up very light or calm.
For Friday shoppers it is a dry day with a decent amount of sunshine. After that cold start in the single digits, we end up in the mid to upper 20s. While an improvement over Thanksgiving we still end up about 20 degrees below normal for late November.
Milder weather is in store for weekend shoppers. The best chance for precipitation comes Saturday afternoon and night in the form of rain, not snow.