When the ball drops Saturday Night to start 2017 in Manhattan, temperatures will be a little warmer than average with readings in the middle to upper 30s. The Big Apple will likely see clouds but the chance for rain is small.
For festivities at the Navy Pier in Chicago, temperatures will be seasonal for this time of year. It should be dry with readings in the low 20s around midnight.
Elsewhere for New Years Eve, a cold front will be pushing from the Great Lakes to the South. It will bring areas of snow near the Canadian Border and thunderstorms to the Deep South. Temperatures will be near normal or above throughout most of the nation.
The New Year will likely start wet along the Gulf Coast into the Tennessee Valley. Snow chances will increase across the Northeast with some areas of rain in the Southwest. Colder temperatures will move into the Northwest with snow in the mountains.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels