Thanksgiving in Parker

Another year’s Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and holiday season are upon us, and the weather has cooled off to match.

A cold front is making it suddenly chilly in the Parker area, with highs for Thanksgiving Day forecast at around 61˚F with bright sunshine, rising from an overnight low of around freezing (31˚F). Friday’s high is forecast at 64˚F, Saturday and Sunday at 63˚F. Parker’s favorite outdoor winter activities – off-roading, hiking, shooting, camping – may be accompanied by more clothing than Parkonians are used to!

Traffic is expected to be busy on I-10 and I-40, but flowing steadily. AAA says this year’s road traffic is expected to be the busiest in recorded history due to the highest-recorded numbers of people saying they plan to drive to their Thanksgiving destinations. So, be careful on the roads, whether you’re going to or from the Parker area. (One piece of good news: neither Los Angeles nor Phoenix roads made the Weather Channel’s top ten most congested roads list for Thanksgiving.)

For those braving the TSA patdowns who are flying this week, fares from Phoenix Sky Harbor airport are $25 to $50 less than the national average, according to Brian Ek of Priceline.com (click here to see my chat with him on KLPZ radio yesterday).

For those who will be in the Parker area this weekend, the Southern California Speedboat Club’s 64th annual Thanksgiving Regatta boat races take place Friday and Saturday. Saturday night, the river lights up with the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce annual Lighted Boat Parade from 6pm, leaving from BlueWater Resort & Casino and progressing up the Colorado River at least as far as Patria Flats.

From everyone here at KLPZ/Parker Live, have a great Thanksgiving weekend. See you next week.

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