A Brisk Evening for Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
November 28, 2012; 8:51 PM ET
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While a storm brought rain and snow to the New York City area and a large part of the Northeast Tuesday, conditions are forecast by AccuWeather.com to be dry and chilly Wednesday evening at Rockefeller Center®.

Even though there will not be any natural snow on the ground in Manhattan, it will feel like the holiday season in New York on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

Under a clear to partly cloudy sky, temperatures will fall through the 30s during the festivities.

A west to northwest breeze will funnel through the streets at 10 to 15 mph and will pack a bite. The avenues, which run north-northeast to south-southwest will offer some shelter.

This photo of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, Manhattan, N.Y., was taken on Jan. 1, 2007, by flickr user thethingsitdoes.

AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures will be in the 20s during the evening.

This year's Christmas tree is being adorned with energy-savvy LED lights and a Swarovski Star on the top.

As crowds begin to gather Wednesday afternoon, streets in the area will be closed to traffic by the NYPD.

According to the Associated Press the lights are scheduled to be turned on just prior to 9:00 p.m. EST.


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