Here is your unofficial weather report, if you are planning to welcome the New Year in New York City:
The arctic cold wave gripping the central and eastern United States for the final week of 2017 is not expected to release its grip by the time tens of thousands are celebrating New Year’s Eve.As your mom used to say, bundle up!
"For those looking ahead to the New Year's holiday, the cold pattern that developed this week in the central and eastern part of the country is expected to persist for the remainder of 2017," AccuWeather Long-Range Meteorologist Max Vido said.
A large high pressure system, which is accompanied by the cold and dry air, will suppress most of the moisture in the atmosphere to the Gulf Coast. However, the typical locations across the Great Lakes could face another round of lake-effect snow.
Temperatures on New Year’s Eve may be at least 15 degrees Fahrenheit below normal from the northern Plains and New England southward to the central Plains and the Carolinas. This includes the cities of Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Oklahoma City and Raleigh.
This frigid pattern looks to continue into the first week of 2018.
P.S. Here is an idea. You can always get a blanket and listen to our podcasts: