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Expect one of warmest Thanksgivings on record today

CREATED Nov. 22, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from all of us here at the Storm Team4 Weather Center.

The weather has certainly cooperated for this holiday with a string of mild weather and little precipitation with no snow storms in sight.

High temperatures today will be in the low-sixties in Milwaukee with more sunshine early and a few more clouds later in the day.

There is a chance for an isolated shower late or this evening in southeast Wisconsin.

If the high temperature tops out in the sixties it will be one of the four warmest Thanksgiving Days on record for Milwaukee.

The highest temperature was 65 degrees set back in 1915, followed by the 62 degree holiday in 1914.

The third warmest Thanksgiving was sixty-one degrees in 1896, and that completes the list of sixty degree days for Thanksgiving Day in Milwaukee.

The coldest day occurred on November 28th in 1872 when the low temperature hit five degrees below zero.

During this time of the year we entertain many questions about snow on this holiday, but the fact is there is at least a trace of snow on the ground only thirty percent of the time.

The largest snowfall on Thanksgiving Day was 3.3 inches back in 1887 and the deepest snow depth was six inches back in 1940.