New Year’s Eve, one of the most festive nights of the year, is fast approaching. Whether you’re planning on celebrating indoors or out, you’ll want to check our long-range wether predictions before you head out.
Looks like temperatures for many — just like the ball in Time Square — will be dropping!
Here’s a look at what we’re predicting for your region for the Sunday, December 31st to Monday, January 1st:
Zone 1 – Northeast and New England
New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C.
Fair and cold for New Year’s Eve. Showery, then clearing and cold on New Year’s Day. But pack the umbrella for the Mummers Day Parade for those in the Philadelphia region.
Zone 2 – Great Lakes, Ohio Valley & Midwest
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin
Clearing skies as 2017 comes to an end, but then it turns unsettled, particularly around the Great Lakes, for New Year’s Day.
Zone 3 – Southeast U.S.
Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida
Fair and cold for New Year’s Eve, then expect showers south to the Gulf Coast for New Year’s Day.
Zone 4 – North Central U.S.
Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana
Mostly fair as the year comes to an end. Then for New Year’s Day, snow moves out of Colorado and the Plains.
Zone 5 – South Central U.S.
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico
Fair skies for New Year’s Eve, then expect showers and flurries over Southern Plains to the Gulf Coast for New Year’s Day.
Zone 6 – Northwest U.S.
Washington, Oregon, Idaho
Fair skies arrive in time for 2018 but then conditions turn showery.
Zone 7 – Southwest U.S.
California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona
Turning mostly fair as the year comes to a close. Snow moves out of Utah, then it turns fair. Expect a mix of sun and clouds for the Tournament of Roses Parade.
What’s in store for the rest of the winter? Check out 2018 Winter Outlook here.
See the Canadian forecast on the next page:
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