Kenisha Johns is hoping meteorologists are wrong.

The 27-year-old York City mother of two has her heart set on no snow and mild weather for New Year's Eve.

"A slight chance of snow and really cold weather isn't what I want to hear," Johns said.

The National Weather Service is predicting cold and a slight chance of snow showers Tuesday and Wednesday, and that's unwelcome news for someone who plans to spend New Year's Eve outside.

"I want to take my kids downtown, but it might be too cold," Johns said.

Though most of the snow will stay north of York County, NWS meteorologist Craig Evanego said below-average temperatures could invite the white stuff to the White Rose City.

Yorkers can expect partly sunny skies with highs in the mid 30s Tuesday afternoon, which will feel colder with 20 mph wind gusts, he said.

Evening temperatures on New Year's Eve will be in the low 20s, Evanego said.

"It'll be a chilly New Year's Eve. It will be breezy, and that will make it feel chillier," he said.

That's just fine with Norma Buecker, a 62-year-old West York resident.

"I won't be going anywhere anyway. I'll probably be in bed before midnight because I get up early to cook a pork dinner on New Year's Day," she said.

New Year's Day will be mostly cloudy in the low 30s with a slight chance of a snow shower, Evanego said.


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At night, temperatures will drop to the low 20s, he said.

The forecast for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day is a few degrees below average, but not far from normal, Evanego said.

"This time of year, York typically sees highs in the upper 30s and lows in the mid 20s," he said. "You'll be a few degrees colder this year."

Last year on New Year's Eve, the high was 38, the low was 22, and there was an inch of snow on the ground, Evanego said.

A year before that, in 2011, Yorkers rang in the new year with some warmer weather -- a high of 51, low of 33 and no snow.

"The story this year is that it will feel really cold," he said.

--Reach Candy Woodall at cwoodall@yorkdispatch.com.