THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017 LOCAL4CAST by TRAVIS KLANECKY
We're on our way to a spectacular Thanksgiving Thursday. We're starting the day with temperatures in the 30s. Highs will reach the mid to upper 60s and lower 70s this afternoon. Record highs today include 66 in Grand Island, 70 in Hastings, 72 in Kearney, and 68 in Lincoln. Of all of these, Grand Island has the best chance of breaking a record. Winds will be out of the west southwest at 5 to 15 mph and mostly sunny skies are expected.
A seasonably mild night is ahead of us with lows mostly in the mid to upper 40s. For those doing some Thanksgiving night shopping or early Black Friday shopping, you won't have to bundle up nearly as much as we would typically have to this time of the year.
Friday will be another mild day, but with a caveat. Temperatures will rise in the morning into the 60s and maybe lower 70s ahead of a cold front expected to pass through around the middle of the day. Once that front passes through, winds will turn out of the northwest and become quite strong at 20 to 30 mph. Gusts could get up to 40 mph. Temperatures will likely fall off in the afternoon behind the front. While no precipitation is expected, some extra clouds will pass through the area.
Even behind the front, we've still got some seasonably nice weather ahead for the weekend. Look for a mostly sunny weekend. Winds won't be terribly strong either. Look for highs into the mid to upper 50s Saturday. Sunday will be even better with highs reaching into the low to mid 60s.
Monday will be a rather warmer day, similar to today with mid to upper 60s and lower 70s. Another cold front will move through Monday night, bringing more wind on Tuesday, but no precipitation. Temperatures will be much cooler, but still likely a little above average. Look for 40s north and 50s south. Already by Wednesday, we should be rather mild again with widespread 50s expected. Skies are expected to remain fairly sunny.