New Yorkers can expect mild weather this year for New Years Eve when the ball falls in Times Square with no rain and peaks in the mid 50s.

But pull out the umbrellas and rain gear for New Years Day when rain is forecast for the New York City area as temperatures stay in the mid-50s.

Monday’s forecast for NYC brings a big drop in temperatures plunging into the low 30s, so bundle up.

Meanwhile, the center of the country is bracing for serious snowfall on New Year’s Eve.

A huge winter storm is about to hit the Midwest and Great Plains as the ball lands in Times Square.

Snowfall preventing travel is expected in at least 18 central states, according to AccuWeather meteorologists.

Winter storm hits after more than a foot of snow deposited on southern california and was moving through the Colorado Rockies.

Traffic is reversed on Highway 5 northbound just before Gorman, California, as a cold storm brought snow to parts of southern California.
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Winter storm watches have been issued for five states: Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois.

The metropolitan areas of Denver, Chicago, Des Moines, Iowa and Kansas City, Missouri, are expected to be hit by storms this New Years weekend.

Experts predict dangerous travel conditions on New Years Eve before New Years Day.

The winter storm could also bring a tornado epidemic from Texas to Ohio.

Slippery road conditions are expected in all Plains States, and flight delays and cancellations are expected across the country as planes are grounded for the storm.

More than 1000 flights have already been canceled in the United States like Friday morning.