By Matt DeLucia
CBS2 Meteorologist/Weather Producer
As the year winds down, clouds are breaking up out there. Mostly cloudy skies will gradually give way to partly cloudy later this evening, with temps in the 40s. It’ll be right around 40 for the ball drop, feeling more like 35. Definitely better than last year, when temps were in the 20s!READ MORE: Brian Laundrie: Who Is Gabby Petito's Fiancé, And What Do We Know About Him?
New Year’s Day will see a mix of sun and clouds with slighter cooler temps. We’ll climb to 45 in the city, which is still above normal for this time of year. The dry and sunny weather continues right through the weekend, but with even colder temps … low 40s in Central Park.READ MORE: Fighter Jet Intercepts Small Plane Flying Over NYC After Biden's UN Speech
It’s looking like we’ll get our first real taste of winter by next week, with high temps only in the 30s! The normal high for this time of year is around 39, and we’ll be slightly colder than that. The good news is it’s looking dry for now.MORE NEWS: Coroner Confirms Remains Found Are Gabby Petito's, Says Manner Of Death Is A Homicide As Search Resumes For Brian Laundrie
Check back in soon and Happy New Year!