Storms will take a little break across the nation as colder air expands southward and eastward for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
“The vast majority of the nation will be free of precipitation as 2015 comes to a close and the first hours of 2016 unfold,” AccuWeather Chief Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok said.
Exceptions to the dry weather will be spotty snow and flurries downwind of the Great Lakes. Cities that may experience some snow include Sault Saint Marie and Kalamazoo, Michigan; South Bend, Indiana; Cleveland; Erie, Pennsylvania; and Buffalo and Watertown, New York.
A small pocket of freezing drizzle may develop in part of the area that was hit by the blizzard after Christmas. Motorists should be on the lookout for slippery roads in eastern New Mexico and part of western Texas.
Multi-day lake-effect snow event to blanket Great Lakes
Year in review: Top 5 viral weather stories of 2015
Midwestern, eastern US to shiver at start of new year as more persistent cold air dominates