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Forecast: Tranquil Weather Ushers In The New Year

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Some light rain overnight has now pushed out to sea and skies will soon clear leaving us with a mostly sunny and pleasant day. Temperatures will reach well above freezing for some melting of the ice and snow.

Roads will dry and the commute home, which is typically quite light on New Year's Eve won't be affected by any weather issues.

If you are headed outside this evening you can expect temperatures to fall through the 30s throughout the evening and be near freezing at midnight. A starlit sky features Orion's belt and the brightest star in the sky, around midnight, is Sirius. Take a look up, if you are in a darker area.

The night sky around midnight New Year's Eve. (Courtesy Earthsky.org)
The night sky around midnight New Year's Eve. (Courtesy Earthsky.org)

Day one of 2016 features a seasonably crisp afternoon with highs near 40, but a bit of a breeze. The weekend itself is also dry and a good one to take advantage of the fresh snow the ski areas got over the past couple of days.

Much colder air works into the region next week for about 36 hours of below average temperatures, something we haven't seen in a month. There are still no major snow events in sight.

Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve.

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


Today: Becoming mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs in the mid-40s.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low near 30.

New Year's Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Blustery at times.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and breezy at times. Highs in the upper-30s.

Sunday: Mostly sunny highs approaching 40.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 25.

David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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