It looks like temperatures will line up perfectly for people expecting to ring in the new year outdoors this year in Southern Manitoba. 

"We're looking at a really mild day for southern Manitoba," says Shannon Moodie, a meteorologist with Environment Canada. 

The milder temperatures are bringing along some precipitation.

"There's lots of low cloud around so that's like a blanket over us keeping things nice and warm. But there is some light snow in that which we're expecting throughout southern Manitoba throughout the day."

Overnight the snow has the potential to turn into freezing drizzle, according to Moodie, which will continue into Thursday morning. 

"Thursday night we get into a northwesterly flow. Temperatures will be quite cool Thursday night and staying cool into Friday."

The low overnight on Thursday into Friday early morning will be at - 21 Celsius before the windchill.  

"The good news is for New Years' weekend, temperatures will moderate. Currently, we're looking at a high of - 9 for Saturday and similar for Sunday as well."

The slightly higher-than-usual temperatures look like they'll stick around for a while as heading into 2023.