By BRENT MARTIN
St. Joseph Post
We likely will miss the worst of this Thanksgiving weekend weather, but there is a wind advisory out for today.
The National Weather Service expects winds of 20-to-30 miles per hour in much of the area, especially strong in northwest Missouri. Gusts could hit 55 mph.
St. Joseph has suspended open burning today, due to the high winds.
A storm packing heavy snow and high winds that wreaked havoc as it whipped through western states is marching into the upper Midwest as anxious Thanksgiving travelers brace for a busy holiday week.
It seems it will pass over us.
The wintry storm that left at least one person dead was pushing eastward into South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin on Wednesday, while a “bomb cyclone” weather phenomenon was expected to simultaneously topple trees, knock out power, and dump snow in California and Oregon.
For this area, snow is likely Thanksgiving morning, turning to rain, possibly mixed with snow, in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation, according to NWS, is 60% with little accumulation expected.
The high for Thanksgiving Day is expected to reach 36.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.