A rain parka and mittens should be on the "to remember" checklist for Buffalo's 121st annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day.
Keeping them handy for the trip to grandma's house for dinner will be a good idea too.
There will be no repeat performance of last year's Thanksgiving Day weather in Buffalo, which - at 62 degrees - went down as the city's warmest in more than 30 years.
Rain is likely throughout at least the morning. The daily high temperature won't get out of the mid 40s.
At the 9 a.m. start of the race, forecasts show there is a 50/50 chance for rain. It will be overcast with light southeast winds. The air temperature is forecast to be 38 degrees.
By mid-day, temperatures are expected to make it to about 42 degrees with a roughly 40 percent chance of rain.
Those conditions will persist through much of the afternoon, including around dinner time, forecasts show.
In areas away from the lakes and in the higher elevations, a "wintry mix" is possible from late Wednesday into the early hours of Thanksgiving Day, which could include some icing, forecasters reported in today's weather service discussion.
"Duration of any icing should be brief in most areas, but it may put down a light glaze on elevated road surfaces, tree limbs and such," forecasters stated.
The discussion added: "Warmer air arrives during Thanksgiving Day with any wintry precipitation transition over to all rain. Overall weakening trend of the system should result in diminishing rain chances through the day, but still remaining cloudy."
Showers are likely again on Black Friday.
Cloudy conditions will prevail with daytime highs in the mid 40s, the forecast shows.