Turkeys will experience a thaw in the morning, then warm in the oven to an afternoon high near 190F. The kitchen will turn hot and humid, and bothering the cook is likely to produce a severe squall or cooling trend.
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. Remember to cover liberally with gravy.
A winter 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 34F in the refrigerator.
Looking ahead to Friday and Saturday, high pressure to eat sandwiches will be 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 once again be low as the only wish left will be the bone.