Snow is underway, wraps up Monday

Published: Oct. 23, 2020 at 10:06 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2020 at 7:55 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The snow storm has produced upwards of ten inches of snow in parts of Northwest Nebraska, while leaving the Tri-Cities fairly dry. The initial timeline anticipated the snow to move south through the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, but this did not occur. There was a brief burst of snow around 5pm, but this quickly moved on to Eastern/Northeastern Nebraska, with only a trace for the Tri-Cities. As of 7pm, snow was aross the state from NE Colorado up to Sioux City, and down to Lincoln.

The band of snow is beginning to drift slightly south, but the motion of the actual precipitation is East-Northeast. Dry air is intruding into the system, and beginning to reduce snow rates. Tonight we should see a plume of moisture coming out of Colorado and into South Central NE to bring us some snow which may accumulate 1-3 inches, according to the most recent model runs. Elsewhere in the state, where we have seen more prolonged snow, some will see another few inches on top of the existing snow.

Snow expected by the end of the event Monday afternoon.
Snow expected by the end of the event Monday afternoon.(Kit Cloninger)

Beyond the snow, we’ll see lows tonight dip down into the teens for most of the state, near zero in the Panhandle. Highs Monday afternoon will only be in the mid 20s for most of the state. Monday night will be the coldest we’ve seen all season, with lows in the lower teens and single digits in the Tri-Cities area. But highs on Tuesday will be a little warmer, into the lower 30s. Sunny skies may begin melting snow.

By Wednesday, we will begin a little warm up, getting near 50° after morning lows in the teens. More clouds will move in midweek as well but a more southern wind will help melt more snow. Thursday will be slightly cooler, but warmer in the morning, with lows in the upper 20s and highs in the mid 40s.

The end of the week looks to be a nicer stretch of weather, with highs in the 60s and lows in the 30s. Sunny skies will continue from the end of October into early November, as we trend slightly above average.

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