Like many festivities happening around the country, Mother Nature will also be ringing in the new year with a bang.
An active weather pattern is taking shape to end 2021, and there will be a wide variety of temperatures across the country as the ball drops.
New Year's Eve
A strong low-pressure system will move into the Southern Plains on New Year’s Eve, bringing storms to the South and snow to parts of the West.
Wintry weather will be possible from the Rockies through the Central Plains on Friday.
Northeast Texas through Arkansas will see scattered thunderstorms, and some may even become severe. These ongoing storms will continue into the overnight hours.
Conditions at the Times Square ball drop look to remain dry with temperatures in the middle 40s.
Other popular areas for celebration, like Atlanta and Nashville, will have more active weather, but temperatures will remain warm.
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New Year's Day
As the weather system tracks eastward New Year’s Day, severe weather will be possible in the Mississippi Valley. Damaging wind, heavy rain, large hail and the chance for tornadoes look to be possible with these severe storms.
The location of the low-pressure system will impact the track and intensity of these severe storms.
As far as the wintry weather goes for New Year’s Day, snow will extend from the Central Plains northeast through the Great Lakes.
The dangerous to life-threatening cold that will end 2021 in parts of the Northern Plains will begin to dive southward over the next few days.
The National Weather Service said another injection of frigid arctic air will cause temperatures to plummet throughout the West on New Year's Eve and into Saturday morning, with subzero temperatures expected from the upper Mississippi Valley to the northern Rockies.
The Southeast may have storms, but it will also be the warmest as far as temperatures go.
If you’re looking to add extra layers to your New Year’s Day attire, take a trip to Fargo, North Dakota, where it’ll be 12 below zero.