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Heavy Rain Is Coming for the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

What to Know

  • New Years Eve revelers may want to bring a rain jacket with them if theyre planning to go out that evening

  • A storm system moving into the tri-state area on Monday afternoon could result in a cloudy, rainy New Years Eve, Storm Team 4 says

  • If it rains at midnight, it'll be the first time that's happened in 24 years

New Years Eve revelers may want to bring a poncho with them if theyre planning to go out to celebrate – it's probably going to be raining at midnight for the first time in 24 years, Storm Team 4 says.

Rain is expected to start falling after 4 p.m. Monday, continuing through midnight and into the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Rainfall is expected to be steady and heavy at times, and at the stroke of midnight it'll likely be wet for the first time since 1994/1995.

This New Year's Eve is also expected to be one of the warmest on record — a change from last year's, which saw frigid temperatures. Monday night's festivities should be almost 40 degrees warmer than a year ago.

Latest Forecast From Storm Team 4

[NY] Latest Forecast From Storm Team 4

Unfortunately for Times Square-goers, umbrellas won't be permitted in the area, so a rain jacket may have to suffice.

The wet weather on Monday would follow a mostly weekend. Sunday will start with the possibility of a few flurries or snow showers, mostly north of the city. The rest of the day will most likely see chilly but partly sunny weather, with a high of around 41 degrees.

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