Thanksgiving Week Forecast, Black Friday Deals, Drinking Our Calories

A weak front today will bring a few isolated showers. Behind this front, high pressure will begin to build in breaking up the cloud cover later Wednesday as we return to mostly sunny skies for Thanksgiving. A stronger cold front will arrive Friday bringing rain and colder air. Behind the front, the wind out of the northwest will produce lake effect snow on Saturday.

TODAY: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers. High: 54 Wind: Light out of the SE

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers early. Low: 44 Wind: Light out of the NE

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy. High: 55

The craziest holiday saving season is upon us, and here's a look at upcoming sales on gadgets and accessories -- if you dare brave the lines. Get your fill of turkey and gravy in early, sales are coming sooner than ever this year so you better be prepared. With major retailers like Walmart, Target, and Sears opening as early as Thanksgiving night, you'll wanna have a look at our top picks for the best tech deals this season. From what we've seen so far, it's naturally a good time to score savings on television, monitors, smartphones, and video games. Click here for the deals by retailers because we know you'd rather just pick one line and get all your deals in one place, but if you have an army of shoppers to send across the mall, have at it.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Americans are drinking about 100 calories a day in alcohol. That's almost as many calories as they consume in sugary drinks and soda.  The new CDC study finds adults consume 5 percent of all their calories from alcoholic beverages compared to almost 6 percent for other sweetened drinks. The research also made a few other discoveries, like men drink more calories a day than women. And men also drink more beer than other types of alcohol. The study also shows the overwhelming majority of adults drink moderately

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager