The final day of 2013 has arrived. The transition to the new year won't be a rough one at all. We'll only likely see a few flurries at best out there on this Tuesday. As for your festivities... if you are doing anything outside and by anything I mean walking to your destination... it will be a little cold out there. From 8pm-12am temperatures will range from 32-28 degrees.
As for the first day of the brand new year... it looks to remain pretty quiet during the day with increasing clouds later that night.
Those late day clouds for New Year's Day are the pre-cursor to what comes into the area on Thursday. That would be our first taste of wintry weather for 2014. At this point I am very confident in accumulation. My confidence is lower when saying how much each location will receive. It'll take a few more runs of the data before I would be willing to jump on an accumulation forecast.
The snow will also play a huge factor in what we see for highs and lows on Friday. If we can get a decent amount on the ground... I think we could see single digit readings at night and teens for highs. The new airmass alone will be loaded with cold air, but if we have snow on the ground, even a little, we'll be talking a few degrees colder.
Chief Meteorologist Chris Bailey will likely have a First Call out this evening.
Take care and have a very Happy New Year!