When it comes to the weather, it looks like 2023 will end on a relatively quiet note across much of the United States. While there will be some light precipitation in parts of the country, there will be no storm system, significant frontal passage, or coastal low to tamper with New Year’s plans.
New Years Eve is forecast to be quiet across the continental U.S. with some light snow showers possible for parts of Wisconsin and Michigan and some light rain showers around parts of the California coast out ahead of an approaching low pressure system.
Temperatures will continue to be well below average for the Southeast tonight and Saturday night following the passage of an arctic cold front yesterday. Temperatures will bottom out in the upper 20s to low 30s for much of the Southeast into northern Florida during this period. Frost Advisories are in effect for portions of southeast Georgia into northeastern Florida.
The northeastern U.S. will be free of any snowstorms, with not even Lake Effect snowfall expected. Some parts of the northeast have seen a lot of rain in recent weeks. As an example, Allentown, Pennsylvania has observed their wettest December on record. The 8.61″ of rain measured this month surpasses the 7.89″ measured in December 1973; weather records at this location date back to 1912. But there hasn’t been much snow. Today marks 699 consecutive days without an inch or more of snow at Philadelphia. Philadelphia hasn’t seen more than an inch of snow in nearly 2 years.
In addition to 2023 ending on a quiet note, it doesn’t look like 2024 will start on an especially active one with a continuation of a zonal weather pattern across the country for the first days of the new year.