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Quiet Holiday Week

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Good morning - it's hard to believe we're already closing in on Thanksgiving, but I'm sure a lot of folks are ready for the short work week ahead!  If you've got any grocery shopping or yard work to do (before the visitors arrive!), the weather will stay on the quiet side.

We've seen a few spotty showers out there this morning in southern and eastern spots - but they are VERY light and VERY spotty (even more like drizzle).  We'll keep the small chance of a raindrop or two through mid-morning, but the rest of the day will stay dry.  Winds out of the east will keep skies partly to mostly cloudy - and those winds may be a bit breezy at times in the Upstate (around 6-12 mph).

Highs will be just slightly below-normal this afternoon, rising into the low 60s in the Upstate and the upper 50s in WNC.  While temperatures return to seasonal levels on Tuesday (they'll rise about two-three degrees), we'll keep the mix of clouds and sunshine overhead.  By Wednesday, clouds will linger, but I think we'll begin to see more blue sky taking over.  With the exception of patchy drizzle or a VERY isolated, light shower, the first half of the week will stay totally dry.

By Thanksgiving, high pressure will take charge, keeping us sunny and also mild.  You'll be able to open up the windows while you're cooking (but it may have neighbors stopping by after getting a whiff!), as high temperatures Thursday will rise into the upper 60s in Upstate towns and the low/mid 60s in the Mountains.  Temps stay mild on Black Friday, with a generally dry shopping forecast.  A late-day isolated shower will be possible on Friday on the higher elevations of WNC as a front moves through.  The front will keep us dry but cooler through the upcoming weekend.

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