Dry and seasonal weather expected this week, including a brisk Thanksgiving

The Bay State will see dry weather and seasonal temperatures this week, including a sunny and brisk Thanksgiving Day.

“High pressure is going to control our weather,” and will prevent any precipitation, said meteorologist Alan Dunham.

Daytime temperatures this week will be near 50 and nighttime temperatures will be in the mid-30s, according to the National Weather Service.


Boston will see lots of sun on Tuesday, but clouds will roll in by Wednesday, Dunham said.

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The South Shore and Cape and Islands will see more clouds this week because of a persistent east to northeast flow of air, he said.

The clouds will clear just in time for Thanksgiving Day, making way for great football weather: sunny and cool. Temperatures will be near 55.

“It’ll be a bit chilly in the morning, around kickoff time for the local high school football games,” Dunham said.

Families may have to battle traffic on the holiday but will not have to worry about driving through inclement weather, he said.


“Anybody who needs to travel to grandma’s house ... you’ve got just about perfect weather for it,” Dunham said. “But if you’re heading north or west bring sunglasses.”

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