A Balmy Start To 2023...

December 30, 2022 // Article by: Brad Miller

Wow, how time flies...hard to believe that 2023 starts on Sunday.  Meanwhile, the weather is going to do a complete 180 compared to our bitterly cold Christmas as temperatures will be well above normal for New Year's Weekend.  However, before we get to the forecast, here is a look at average highs and lows for the end of December along the I-95 corridor.

  Average High  Average Low
Boston 38 25
Hartford 36 20
New York City 40 29
Philadelphia 42 27
Baltimore 43 26
Washington, DC 45 31

Overall, the weekend as a whole is not that bad, but there will be some rain at times, especially as we officially ring in 2023. 
OK, onto the forecast !!


The first half of the weekend will feature plenty of clouds and there will be a few showers around through the day along with some areas of drizzle as low pressure approaches the Northeast.  Still some uncertainty as to when the "steadiest" rain occurs with this next system, but it's safe to say that it will be rather wet for New Year's Eve.  However, it will be quite mild for December 31st as temps will be 10 - 15 degrees above normal.  Here is a look at the simulated radar for 5 PM Saturday along with forecast temperatures around Midnight as we toast to 2023.

Simulated Radar 5 PM Saturday - Courtesy Tropical Tidbits

Wow...Forecast Temps At Midnight - Courtesy Pivotal Weather


The good news is that this next system is a fast mover and most of the rain will be gone by New Year's morning.  The only exception will be New England where the day may start with a few showers.  Otherwise, we should see a fair amount of sunshine for the first day of 2023 as high pressure begins to build into the Northeast.  And while New Year's Day will be on the breezy side, it will be rather mild.  Check out these forecast 1 PM temperatures.

Courtesy Pivotal Weather

Well, that's about it.  The unseasonably mild pattern continues into next week, but it looks dry at least for Monday and Tuesday.  Have a great and safe holiday weekend everyone and don't follow us on social media and check out our podcast called The Weather Lounge.