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New Year's Eve forecast for Western New York

A mild close to 2021 with and active weekend for the first one of 2022.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The final days of 2021 will be mild and trending above average, in terms of temperatures. 

For those that are headed out to the ball drop on New Year's Eve, it definitely will not be as cold as it was in past years. Temperatures on Friday night will be in the low 40s with mainly cloudy conditions. However, there is the possibility for some light drizzle to pop through before the stroke of midnight. The steadier rain will hold off until 2022. 

Once we start the new year, expect rain showers throughout Saturday and temperatures will start at an early high in the mid to upper 40s and possibly even near 50 degrees before a cold front will slice through Western New York on Saturday night. This will send temperatures tumbling into the mid to upper 20s for overnight lows. 

This will lead to a very different Sunday with temperatures hitting an early high in the upper 20s and temperatures will fall throughout the day. For those headed to the Bills game at Highmark Stadium, dress warm because it will be COLD! Temperatures will be in the mid 20s around kickoff and wind chills will be in the mid to upper 10s.