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Two Storms Will Keep the Midwest, East Wet Before Thanksgiving | The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel logoThe Weather Channel 1 day ago Jonathan Belles

A pair of weather systems will bring rain, snowfall and a few severe thunderstorms to parts of the central and eastern U.S. during the first half of Thanksgiving week.

(MORE: National Thanksgiving Week Forecast)

System #1

The first weather system is pushing through the Northeast now with rain being the main impact in most areas.

However, this system did produce light accumulating snow from northern Indiana into southern Michigan on Sunday.

The low-pressure system will push across the Northeast through Monday, where rain and gusty winds can be expected in most areas. Much of the rain will exit the region by the second half of Monday.

System #2

The second storm system will begin to take shape by later Monday and especially Tuesday in the central U.S.

Rain and thunderstorms will dominate areas from Missouri and Kansas into eastern Texas and the lower Mississippi Valley Tuesday into Tuesday night.

This system might produce a few severe thunderstorms from parts of the Southern Plains into the lower Mississippi Valley on Tuesday, as depicted by the red shaded area in the map below. Damaging wind gusts would be the main threat from any storms that turn severe. However, a couple of tornadoes and hail are also possible.

Parts of the upper Midwest and Great Lakes could see snow or a mix of rain and snow Monday night into Tuesday. This might include Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis. Snow will likely change to rain in many of these locations Tuesday night into Wednesday.

The greatest chance for a few inches of accumulating snow will be from the upper Mississippi Valley into the Great Lakes.

On Thanksgiving Eve, widespread rain is expected from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast.

Some snow is also possible from northern New York into parts of northern New England.

There could be an isolated severe thunderstorm threat from this system from parts of the South into the Midwest Wednesday into Wednesday night. Damaging winds will be the main threat but a brief tornado or two cannot be ruled out.

This storm system will continue to produce showers along the East Coast into Thanksgiving, but will gradually become less widespread by late on the holiday.

Yet another storm system could begin to develop across the South late Thursday into Friday and then track through the eastern states into next weekend. Specific details for this potential system are uncertain right now.

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