Warmth to Surge Across Northeast US for Thanksgiving, Black Friday

This Thanksgiving across the northeastern U.S. will be nothing like the Thanksgiving of 2014.

Last year, a snowstorm brought significant snowfall across the Northeast on Wednesday, causing travel nightmares for anyone on the road and a chilly, white Thanksgiving for millions. High temperatures on Thanksgiving were only in the 20s and 30s across the majority of the region.

This year, dry conditions and sunshine will be in store across the East into Black Friday.

"High pressure overhead will allow for plenty of sunshine, dry conditions and milder air into Black Friday," AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan Duffey said.

High temperatures will be between 10 and 15 degrees above average and around 20 to 30 degrees higher than last Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday will feel more like Halloween time.

Chilly But Sunny Across the Northeast

Anyone going to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City or other city parades, winter coats, hats and gloves can be kept at home. Only a light jacket or sweatshirt and a pair of sunglasses will be needed.

With this stretch of mild weather, the potential will remain for this month to be the warmest November on record for many Northeast cities.

Those traveling on the road or in the air across the East will not have to worry about any weather-related delays on Wednesday or Thanksgiving. Those traveling to the Western states may have to contend with flight delays due to a snowstorm.

Prior to Thanksgiving Day, high temperatures will be around average for most locations.

While mild conditions will continue into Black Friday, a storm system will approach the region on Friday into Saturday, bringing a period of rain.

Rain will fall from northern New England to the Ohio Valley on Friday morning before advancing across much of the Northeast during the afternoon.

Rain may hold off along and east of the Interstate 95 corridor until Friday evening and Friday night.

The mild conditions will be short-lived as a shot of cooler air will build across the region for the weekend.

Heavier jackets will be needed for anyone going outside to put up lawn decorations for the Christmas holiday or heading to college or NFL football games.

Rain will return early next week.