New Year's Eve Forecast for Times Square

By , Senior Meteorologist
December 30, 2012; 5:33 AM ET
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Lady Gaga performs onstage during the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the balcony of the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York's Times Square, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The weather will be significantly colder this year when compared to last year at Times Square New Year's Eve, as temperatures hovered near the 50-degree mark.

Brisk and cold conditions are forecast for New York City's New Year's Eve 2012 as the crystal ball begins its downward journey. Compared to last year, it will feel 20 degrees colder this year.

A bit of natural confetti may be falling from the skies on the city streets in the form of a few flurries.

See's Current Weather Conditions Sign in Times Square

For New York City and much of the Northeast, it will be a typical early winter night. RealFeel® temperatures will dip into the upper 20s in the Big Apple.

If you will be attending or watching the festivities at Times Square will provide the current air temperature on the Toshiba digital sign. The conditions can be viewed on

During New Year's Eve 2010, there was over a foot of snow on the ground in Central Park. However, crews had removed much of the snow from the vicinity around Times Square to make room for close to a million revelers.

That storm brought part of the New York City area two feet of snow and a general one to two feet of snow to the I-95 Northeast spanning Dec. 26 and 27. For New York City and other areas, it would not be the last giant snowstorm of the winter of 2010-2011. Staff Writer Samantha-Rae Tuthill has more information on New Year's Eve weather history in Times Square.

This winter continues to favor stormy conditions along part of the East Coast.

RELATED: Chill, Rain and Snow in Store for New Year's Day Parades

Yet another storm will be under way during New Year's Eve over part of the Central United States with some snow.

That storm will bring snow to the Four Corners and rain and thunder to Texas and the southern Plains.

The flow of cold air will pick up during the first week of the New Year into the Northeast U.S.


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