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.
This weekend will be one of the busiest travel periods of the year across the country as millions people head home from Christmas travels.
A storm will bring bring the risk of flooding from Louisiana to Alabama this weekend, while rain may lead to travel delays in a large part of the South.
A winter storm affecting the United Kingdom will spread rain and disruptive snow to central Europe this weekend.
A storm will spread rain and disruptive snow to from parts of France and Germany to northern Greece and Bulgaria this weekend.
While lacking across a large part of the United States on Christmas Day, arctic air is set to make a comeback during the final days of 2014.
While many bowl games will be played in warmer locales this year, there are others that will face cold and potentially wintry conditions in the Midwest and Northeast.
East Coast (1909)
Severe coastal storm - record high tides in New England. Dover, DE had 24" snow. Philadelphia, PA had 21" snow.
New York City (1947)
Severe snowstorm 25.8" at Battery, 32" in suburbs. Traffic completely stopped - removal cost $8 million 27 died.
PA & NJ North to New England (1969)
6-36" of snow (Dec. 25-28). One of the heaviest in years in New York.