Time to layer, folks, because things are about to get very cold in the East Bay.
According to forecasters, as celebrations commence to welcome in the New Year, temperatures will drop to a chilling level -- the low 30s -- starting Friday and lasting through the weekend.
National Weather Service forecaster Bob Benjamin said temperatures over the next several days will get as low as 33 degrees in areas like Livermore and Concord during the night, and day temperatures will only rise to the low 50s at most.
Some drizzling along the coast is also expected, and high peaks at places like Mt. Diablo could get a dusting of snow, Benjamin added.
And while Benjamin said weather heading into 2013 will be "unsettled," any storms like those from weeks prior are not likely to hit the area.
Though another system is expected to pass through the area at the end of next week, it is too early to predict how much rain the area could get.
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