According to foodsafety.gov, the bacteria in food left out for more than two hours can double in number every 20 minutes.
Some of that bacteria can become a poison or toxin that could make you ill.
Foodsafety.gov has several safe turkey leftover handling tips on its website.
Officials recommend everything from when you should throw food away to how long it can be stored - both in your fridge and your freezer.
We're getting rain well ahead of our cold front. Expect to need that umbrella on and off all day and tonight, too. A bit messy, unfortunately, for First Friday activities.
With the blast of cold air that follows, we'll probably have a dry day on Saturday, and the chance of a Sunday wintry mix into the afternoon and evening. A light coating could occur for some before a changeover to rain. Stay tuned!