2021 New Year Weather Forecast: The U.S. Could See Winter Storm

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As we ring in the new year of 2021, the central US is expected to see a significant storm. Many areas could see rain or snow impacting travel.

There could be two weather systems affecting the U.S  New Year's Eve and Day for New Year’s Eve and Day. One will bring rain or snow to the Midwest and East and while another keeps the Northwest unsettled.

Although there is uncertainty about the forecast when it comes to exact details, here's what to expect.

Weather Forecast

 The Central US could see winter storm

New Year's Eve (Thursday)

Thursday evening, from Boston to New Orleans will see rain showers with some of that being heavy rain at times.

There will be a high probability of snow and ice across areas of Oklahoma, Missouri, and Illinois.

East of the Mississippi River will have well-above-average temperatures while low temperatures could be seen from Maryland down to Florida.

It’s also expected that the temperatures for Thursday night into Friday morning will be 20-30 degrees.

weather forecast

New Year’s Eve will be snowy in the central US

On the contrary, most of the central US and mountainous west are set to experience freezing temperatures on New Year's Eve night, according to CNN Meteorologist Haley Brink.

On New Year's Eve, from the South toward the Great Lakes possibly have low pressure, meaning that rain could be seen in many areas of the South and East. 

Moreover, coastal parts of the Pacific Northwest also possibly see rain

Snowfall is possible in parts of the Midwest, Great Lakes, northern New England, and coastal parts of the Pacific Northwest. However, this weather potentially shifts in future forecast updates.

Weather forecast

 The Central US will struggle to get freezing temperatures

New Year's Day (Friday)

We will start 2021 with a widespread storm affecting the Midwest, South, and East.

From Southern New England into the mid-Atlantic and Southeast is forecasted with a high chance of precipitation.

From portions of the Midwest into the Great Lakes and northern England, there is a chance of snowfall while more rain and mountain snow could be seen in the Pacific Northwest.

In contrast, most areas from the Plains into the Rockies and Southwest are forecasted with dry weather on the first day of 2021.

With the complicated developments of Covid 19, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that it’s best to protect your health by keeping away from the crowd or celebrating the new year at home with friends and family.

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