New Year’s 2016: Clear skies in the forecast for Bay Area fireworks tonight, freeze-warning in effect

Last sunset of 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — New Year’s Eve 2015 will be a great night to watch fireworks.

Clear skies are expected Thursday night in the Bay Area, as some will take to the streets to watch various fireworks shows, according to the National Weather Service.

San Francisco will have clear skies for the fireworks along the Embarcadero with low temperatures in the mid-40s around midnight, weather service forecaster Diana Henderson said.

It was 50 degrees at 3 p.m.

Winds will be less than 10 mph at midnight, she said.

The air will be “very dry” tonight, Henderson said.

The light winds in the area the next two nights will lead to cold temperatures in the area, with inland areas seeing subfreezing temperatures on New Year’s Day morning, weather service officials said. Livermore will reach a low of 28 degrees, San Rafael 29 degrees, Concord 31, and Napa and Fairfield 30 degrees.

In San Jose, the forecast is for a low of 32 degrees, while 37 degrees is forecast for Monterey, according to weather service officials.

The Bay Area will likely see rain Monday and Tuesday. The storm Tuesday will be the strongest with urban areas expected to see three-quarters of an inch to 1.5 inches, weather service officials said.

The coastal mountains and the North Bay may get up to three inches of rain.

More rain may fall from Wednesday to Friday, weather service officials said.

Another freeze warning may be issued for Saturday morning.

If you can’t watch fireworks live in-person, you can always catch them on-air or online on KRON. Coverage starts at 11:30 p.m. Thursday night.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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