Hundreds of thousands of people will need to bundle up for New Year's Eve celebrations!
A clipper system that will spread rain and snow showers across the Northeast Friday could bring some leftover snow showers to portions of the Northeast coast earlier in the day on New Year's Eve.
However, a large dome of high pressure building behind the clipper should promote dry weather for most of the East as people head to New Year's Eve festivities.
Chilly air will stick around across New England, so layered clothing and warm jackets are recommended.
Meanwhile, people watching the ball drop live in New York City should expect a temperature of 41 degrees at midnight. "It should be beautiful," according to Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
Milder air and tranquil weather will be in place farther south across much of the Southeast with a southwesterly flow, drawing in mild air from the Gulf of Mexico.
A storm will take aim at parts of the Midwest on New Year's Eve. Some Midwesterners will deal with snow, cold and wind. Some snow could whiten portions of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan that did not even have a white Christmas.
More than pots and pans will be chattering on New Year's Eve across the northern Plains. Frigid winds will make people shiver and their teeth chatter. Lows will plummet into the teens and 20s.
Cities that will drop into the 20s include Omaha and Minneapolis. Warm jackets, hats and scarves should be worn with winds gusting to 35 mph at times, making it feel even colder. Cold of this caliber is dangerous, so people should not stay outdoors for extended periods of time.
On the milder side of the storm, a few showers will dampen the lower Midwest. Much colder air will spread in just in time for New Year's celebrations.
Mild, moist air arriving from the Gulf of Mexico may bring a few showers to southern and eastern Texas, while dry weather remains over the Southwest.
A storm in the Pacific Northwest will bring rain to western parts of Washington and Oregon. People celebrating in Seattle and Portland should plan on bringing an umbrella and rain jacket before heading out to celebrations.
Following a blustery and chilly weekend, temperatures will once again take a tumble across the northeastern United States during the first half of this week.
Several storms will bring periods of rain and gusty winds to the west coast of the United States this week, and Southern California will not be excluded from rainfall this time.
A strengthening tropical cyclone will unleash heavy rain and strong winds on areas from western Myanmar to northeast India and Bangladesh this week.
Flooding downpours and thunderstorms will target a part of the central United States at midweek.
Dry weather set to dominate the southern United States into November will only worsen the already extreme drought conditions.
The changing of the seasons will bring beneficial rainfall to northern Brazil, a region that has experienced severe drought over the past several years.
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