Turkeys will thaw in the morning, then warm in the oven to an
afternoon high near 190º. The kitchen will turn hot and
humid, and if you bother the cook, be ready for a severe squall or
During the late afternoon and evening, the cold front of a knife will
slice through the turkey, causing an accumulation of one to two
inches on plates. Mashed potatoes will drift across one side while
cranberry sauce creates slippery spots on the other. Please pass the gravy.
A weight watch and indigestion warning have been issued for the
entire area, with increased stuffiness around the beltway. During the
evening, the turkey will diminish and taper off to leftovers,
dropping to a low of 34º in the refrigerator.
Looking ahead to Friday and Saturday,
high pressure to eat sandwiches established.
Flurries of leftovers can be expected both days
with a 50 percent chance of scattered soup late in the day.
We expect a warming trend where soup develops.
By early next week, eating pressure
will be low as the only wish left will be the bone.