After a balmy week, New England is expected to get colder in coming days.Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The new year will bring with it colder temperatures, according to the National Weather Service.


Following last week’s mild and balmy weather, temperatures are expected to continue to drop Monday and Tuesday, said Bill Simpson, a meteorologist working out of the service’s Taunton office. By New Year’s Eve on Wednesday high temperatures will hover between the freezing mark, 32-degrees, and a low of around 20 degrees.


“We’re going into a cold pattern,” he said. “It definitely won’t be like last week. This upcoming week is the cold snap and then we’re looking to a return to above average temperatures.”


Simpson, however, did not expect there to be any snow or significant wind New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.


“There’s no real winter in sight, at least right now,” he said.


The month of December has been an unusual one for local weather. Boston experienced a third of an inch of snow this month, according to the National Weather Service. Usually, the city sees about 7.8 inches this month.