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What Does Mother Nature Have Up Her Sleeve For New Year’s Eve?

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What Does Mother Nature Have Up Her Sleeve For New Year’s Eve?

New Year’s Eve, one of the most festive nights of the year, is fast approaching. If you’re planning on traveling, or celebrating outdoors, be sure to check out our long-range predictions first.

Will you need to grab an umbrella or will you be shoveling your driveway before heading out for the big night? And if you’re meeting friends for New Year’s Day brunch, we have included Sunday’s forecast as well!

Here’s a look at what we’re predicting for your region for Saturday, December 31st to Sunday, January 1st:

UNITED STATES

Zone 1 – Northeast and New England
New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C.
Comfortable ball-drop weather in NYC for New Year’s Eve, then it becomes unseasonably mild with some rain showers possible. Take an umbrella to the Mummers Parade in Philadelphia!

Zone 2 – Great Lakes, Ohio Valley & Midwest
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin
Fair for New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day could see some rain and wet snow showers.

Zone 3 – Southeast U.S.
Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida
Plan on a nice, mild New Year’s Eve, with rain and possibly a thunderstorm at the start of 2017.

Zone 4 – North Central U.S.
Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana
New Year’s Eve, expect to see scattered snow showers but New Year’s Day looks mild.

Zone 5 – South Central U.S.
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico
That’s not confetti, it’s snow showers and flurries for New Year’s Eve! New Year’s Day brings wintry mix for parts of New Mexico, and rain for Texas.

Zone 6 – Northwest U.S.
Washington, Oregon, Idaho
2017 arrives on a wet note with showers — both on New Year’s Eve and extending to New Year’s Day.

Zone 7 – Southwest U.S.
California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona
Clear weather on the West Coast in time for the New Year. Expect rain for coastal sections and valleys, and snow for the higher terrain regions. The Tournament of Roses Parade might get a shower.

What’s in store for the rest of the winter? Check out 2017 Winter Outlook here.

See the Canadian forecast on the next page:

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