After the warmer weather we’ve seen over the last few days, many of us at the Herald Democrat were starting to wonder whether the post-Halloween cold spell we had was going to the full extent of our fall and winter weather, but it looks as though temperatures will start heading back down on Saturday.


I greatly enjoyed getting to break out some long-sleeve shirts and light jackets earlier this month, but have had to once again run the fan on my desk lately because the temperature was too warm for my comfort. A look at the upcoming forecast for the area shows highs in the upper 60s on Saturday before they’ll drop to the mid- to low-60s for the three days that follow.


And other than some clouds scheduled for Saturday and the beginning of the week, Thanksgiving and the post-holiday shopping frenzy should have sunny skies through the rest of the week.


On Wednesday, forecasters don’t expect the high temperature for the day to climb past 57 degrees. That coupled with the day’s low of 35 degrees means we’re all in for a chilly day before Thanksgiving this year.


And while that 35 degree low temperature on Wednesday is likely to be the closest we get to freezing this week, Saturday and Sunday will also see lows in the upper 30s.


A chill will still be in the air on Thursday as families gather for Thanksgiving, so anyone hoping to show off a new turkey sweater should have a good opportunity as the low for the day is expected to be 41 degrees compared to the day’s high of 61.


Things will be a little bit warmer on Friday, but anyone getting up extra early to go Black Friday shopping, likely won’t be able to tell as the low for the day is likely to be around 46 degrees. As the day continues, the thermometer will rise to a high of 65 degrees.


Next weekend will continue the sunshine with lows in the lower 40s and highs in the low- to mid-60s. So it should be great weather for whatever will fill everyone’s week.



Happy birthday Saturday to Randy Simmons of Sherman; Richard Berry of Denison; Jesse Neal and Alissa Lemley, both of Bells; Jacobe Watson of Celina and Melva Hignight Shurgart of Yantis.