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Clouds and warmer temperatures close out holiday weekend


This Thanksgiving holiday has been a snowy and cold one.  Not since the Thanksgiving week storm of 2000 have we had to deal with this kind of weather.  But the holiday weekend will end up more seasonable with temperatures in the upper 30s by Sunday under cloudy skies.  Lake effect snow last night blanketed area roadways, making it slippery for travelers who were on the road heading home from Thanksgiving get-togethers or early evening holiday shopping.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Aaron Reynolds says there is at least one sector of the local economy celebrating the early start of winter.

"If you're a ski resort operator, you're enjoying this cold weather," Reynolds said.  "They're able to make snow and benefit from the snow that fell in recent days."

Friday's bright, sunny skies will give way to a cloudy weekend.  Mixed precipitation of snow and rain is forecast for Sunday, though it will be a bit warmer than it's been in recent days.