Miami-Dade County

A cool, clear Thanksgiving for South Florida — but first some rain

Monday’s forecast from the National Weather Service
Monday’s forecast from the National Weather Service National Weather Service

South Florida will celebrate a cool and sunny Thanksgiving Day, but it will be wet leading up to the holiday.

Monday will be mostly sunny, warm and humid with highs in the mid-80s and a a 30 percent chance of rain. The high temperature could set records for the day.

Tuesday will offer partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of rain.

Then the weather will begin to turn sour Tuesday night with a chance of thunderstorms. Wednesday’s forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of rain.

But the familiar gloom — South Florida looked more like Seattle last Friday and Saturday — will lift just in time for Thursday’s family gatherings and the annual Winternational Parade in North Miami.

And a bonus: Thanksgiving Day temperatures will drop to the 60s early morning, rising to the low-70s in the afternoon.

“For Thanksgiving, it should be quite nice,” said meteorologist Bob Ebaugh from the National Weather Service in Miami-Dade.

While other parts of the country will deal with rain and snow as people eat their leftover turkey sandwiches, the upcoming holiday weekend will continue to be cool and clear in Miami-Dade and Broward.

“Thanksgiving won’t be as bad as in other parts of the country,” Ebaugh said.