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Sweater weather: Forecast calls for slightly chilly Thanksgiving in Phoenix

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PHOENIX — It may feel a little early to bust out the bad Christmas sweaters, but you may want to reconsider when you take a gander at Phoenix’s forecast for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The National Weather Service is calling for high temperatures to dip into the mid-60s on Wednesday and stay about there over the long weekend. Thanksgiving’s high is expected to be 65 degrees.

While that may sound balmy to some — especially those who are in town for the winter — the nights will be chilly. Lows are expected to drop into the 40s, with the coldest night being Thanksgiving at a crisp 43 degrees.

The good news is the low temperatures are not being caused by a rainstorm, meaning Phoenicians can expect to enjoy some trademark sunshine should they want to take a post-turkey stroll.

For those considering a foray up north, the weather service said highs in Flagstaff will be just over 40 degrees through the weekend, with the mercury dropping to about 20 degrees at night.

There is a slim chance Flagstaff could see some showers or light snow on Wednesday night, but the rest of the weekend should see clear skies.

Phoenix-area workers will be welcomed with highs in the low to mid-70s as they head back to work after the holiday.

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