Rain for New Year’s Eve

Anticipate a wet evening for New Year’s Eve festivities around the area.

Low pressure lifting out of the Southern Mississippi River Valley this morning will race northeastward to the eastern Great Lakes tonight and sweep into Canada on Tuesday. This storm center will drag a warm front into the Northeast and New England tonight, followed by a cold front on Tuesday.

In advance of low pressure and its attendant warm front, expect clouds to thicken up today and for skies to turn overcast later this afternoon. Light and variable winds will turn to the south and southeast and freshen a bit as the day goes on. Temperatures in the upper 10s and 20s this morning will climb to near 40F this afternoon.

Simulated Radar Image Valid at Midnight

As we push past sundown, sprinkles and light rain will overspread the Cape from west to east…beginning between 7 and 9PM. A steady light to moderate rain will quickly take hold and continue throughout the remainder of the first half of the night, ensuring us a wet New Year’s Eve around the area. Temperatures will hold in the lower 40s, before gradually inching upward overnight.

As we push through the overnight hours, bouts of wind-swept heavier rain are likely…with rainfall totals by morning expected to range from .75″ to 1.5″ around the area.

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