Forecast: Sunny, Blustery; Cold First Night

Happy New Year's Eve!

The final day of 2014 will bring lots of sunshine, but a brisk breeze and cold temperatures that will mostly be in the 20s today. It will feel colder than that with the wind.

If you're heading into Boston for First Night, you will certainly need to bundle up. But, but it’s not going to be a day with dangerous wind chill or anything like that.

Roads will be dry. And because the ground is bare, you won’t have to worry about needing boots to climb over snowbanks as we have done in the past.

New Year’s Day will also be cold and dry, and with the wind it will feel even colder — like typical January cold. It is likely to even be a bit below typical January temperatures, but the difference isn't extreme.

Friday and Saturday feature more dry weather and plenty of sunshine. There will some cloudiness mixing in on Saturday as our next storm approaches.

Since Christmas we've been rather fortunate in the weather department, but a new storm is going to move toward New England from the southwestern area of the country Saturday. This will bring a round of rain and snow to the region with accumulation likely to occur, especially north and west of Boston.

I'm not expecting a big storm, but one to four inches of snow could fall in a wide swath from north of Plymouth to the Berkshires. I’ll have more specifics on the snow and rain later this week.

The system moves away later Sunday, with cold and dry air following early next week. Have a safe and happy new year!

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high 25-30. Winds will be brisk.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with temperatures falling to near 20 degrees by midnight.

New Year's Day: Sunny, with a high around 30. Winds still brisk and gusty at times.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high in the low to mid 30s.

Sunday: Morning snow changing to rain. Highs between 38-50. Warmest temperatures hanging south of Boston.

You can follow David’s weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.

This article was originally published on December 31, 2014.

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