Winter storm dumps snow and rain ahead of New Year's Eve


Early highs on Saturday are in the 50s with lows in the 20s to 30s Saturday night under mostly clear skies.

But those temperatures should drop in time to ring in the new year.

Skies will be mostly cloudy today, and it will be breezy and colder with light rain and snow this morning becoming snow showers and flurries; high temperatures will be in the middle 30s.

New Year's Day in the Big Apple is expected to be a sunny but chilly day, with highs rising into the mid-40s and a steady breeze of 14 to 17 miles per hour. There is a chance of rain showers at night. New Year's Eve will be wet for all but Seattle benefits from the Rain Shadow.

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Tuesday afternoon will be partly sunny, with a high in the upper 40s and westerly winds of 6 to 13 miles per hour, gusting as high as 26 miles per hour.

"Snow and blowing snow will be widespread tonight, with the heaviest sow occurring between about 9 p.m. and 9 a.m.", the NWS office in Grand Rapids said. Another storm system arrives Thursday into Friday with rain and warmer temperatures, before shifting drier and colder this weekend. As the rain moves in it will keep high temperatures in the 60's. "Snow accumulations of 1-3" are possible by Tuesday morning; higher amounts up to 6" possible north of Dane county.

As we leave the Christmas festivities behind us and prepare to welcome a new decade, you might be heading out in your gladrags, or settling in your pyjamas for the night.

The rain chances will taper off on Thursday, ending in most areas. Temps won't be as warm as the mild days from December but it'll still be 10° above average. "Windy conditions are also expected through Tuesday, but especially this evening".