Mostly sunny, high near 38 — TODAY'S FORECAST


Patchy fog before 11 a.m.

THURSDAY: Sunny, with a high near 40, with wind gusts as high as 20 miles per hour.

Three days after basking in balmy December weather, New Yorkers are facing the first real snow of the season.

After an overnight low around 31 degrees, Thursday should be another cool day with a high near 41 degrees and more wind gusts, the weather service says. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. West wind 9 to 11 miles per hour.

Temperatures in Raleigh from Wednesday evening into Thursday will be highs in the 40s and lows in the 30s. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.

The best chance for snow is Friday night and early Saturday morning.

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In Billings, sunny or partly sunny skies are expected to persist at least through Sunday, with temperatures breaking into the 50s beginning Friday and continuing into next week.

Saturday, the high will be near 41 with sunny skies, the weather service said.

There's another opportunity for snow showers Saturday night as well - 40 percent around Newark and along the Shore and 30 percent in the Trenton area.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27.

Monday, the high will be near 50 with mostly sunny skies, the weather service said.