High pressure across the Southeast will guaranteee mostly clear skies and mild temperatures during the first half of Thanksgiving Week. The weekend will start off chilly but sunshine and a light southwesterly wind will warm afternoon temperatures into the middle 60s. The first half of next week will see temperatures averaging 7 to 10 degrees above normal as warmer air surges into the area. Mild conditions should last into Thanksgiving Day as a cold front finally approaches the region. The front could give us a few showers on Thanksgiving Day but it appears that the heaviest rainfall will stay to our north. Skies should clear and temperatures will become quite chilly behind the front next weekend. In fact, the coldest weather of the fall season will be upon us by next Friday and Saturday. It might be a good time to finish up some of those outdoor chores you've put off for a while. Winter will make an appearance by the end of next week.