People in many parts of the country are bundled up and hunkered down for cold and blustery Thanksgiving holiday weather, however, here in the Southwest, the weather has been unseasonably warm. So, what gives for Inland Empire turkey day?
Some residents around Riverside County are wishing for cooler temps and brisk holiday weather.
“I do love our warm and balmy weather, but there is something special about having cool and wintry weather around the holidays,” Temecula resident Janelle Thompson said. “It adds to the season and the feel of it all.”
According local meteorologist Jim Purpura, mild temps await the Inland Empire with daytime temperatures staying under 75 degrees.
Here is the Thanksgiving week forecast, courtesy of Weather Currents:
- Monday: Partly sunny, becoming mostly sunny late, high near 66°F.
- Monday night: Clear, low around 46°F.
- Tuesday: Sunny, high of about 71°F.
- Tuesday night: Mostly clear, low near 48°F.
- Wednesday: Mostly sunny, high around 73°F.
- Wednesday night: Clear, low of about 46°F.
- Thursday: Sunny, high near 73°F.
As winter marches on, Purpura advises that La Nina or El Nino will not play a part in the upcoming winter season.
“I’m looking for close to normal rainfall with a few big storm systems during the winter season,” Purpura explained.
Stephanie D. Schulte is a writer/photographer with SWRNN. She can be reached at email@example.com.