Warmup continues; Highest temp of week on Thanksgiving

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

An ongoing warming trend this will culminate with the highest temperature of the week on Thanksgiving.

Today will be sunny and dry with the high temperature around 53 degrees today.

There is an elevated fire danger this afternoon due to low humidity and winds of 10-20 mph, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. Any fires could spread quickly. Outdoor burning is not recommended, and Ohio law prohibits outdoor open burning in unincorporated areas between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. in March, April, May, October and November.

Tonight will be clear with an overnight low around 29 degrees.

The warming trend continues Wednesday, which will be sunny with a high near 56 degrees. Skies will be mostly cloudy Wednesday night, which will have an overnight low around freezing.

Thanksgiving Day will be the warmest of the week, with an afternoon high temperature expected near 58 degrees.

Thursday night will be cloudy with an overnight low around 44 degrees. There is a chance of rain during the overnight hours, according to the NWS.

Black Friday likely will be a wet one, with a chance of rain before 1 p.m. It also will be slightly colder with the high temperature near 53 degrees.

Friday night will be partly cloudy with a low around 36 degrees. There is a chance of rain after 1 a.m.

Weekend high temperatures are expected in the lower 50s with more showers expected.

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