Wet weather gets our shortened work week off to a start

November 23, 2020 Morning Forecast
Published: Nov. 23, 2020 at 9:33 AM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Today will feature fairly cloudy skies with a chance for light rain, sprinkles, or drizzle for the eastern half of the Local4 viewing area. Farther west there will be a little bit more sunshine. It’ll be a windy and chilly day. Highs will range from the low to mid 40s over Central and Eastern Nebraska to the 50s out west. Winds will be strong out of the south southeast at 15 to 30 mph with gusts as high as 40 mph.

The slight chance for light rain continues this evening, but will pick up later in the night. Meanwhile, breezy southeast winds will keep temperatures elevated and they will even climb a little after midnight. Actual lows will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s, but most will be warmer by daybreak.

Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms will be possible during the day as a cold front slowly advances southeastward. As it does, temperatures will begin to fall from the northwest to southeast. Actual highs tomorrow will range from the upper 30s northwest to the low/mid 50s southeast. Breezy south southeast winds will become breezy north northwest winds behind the front at 15 to 25 mph. As the air gets colder, some of the rain will start to change over to snow out west. The timing of this will depend on how quickly temperatures drop. This leaves some uncertainty to how much could accumulate. It’s mostly likely that the western parts of the Local4 viewing area will pick up the most snow. Right now totals could be anywhere from nothing to up to 3 inches. Around the Tri-Cities, it may get cold enough for snow late Tuesday afternoon or Tuesday evening. Snowfall totals should be limited to an inch or less. By early Wednesday morning, the storm system will clear out taking us into a sunny Wednesday. Low temperatures Wednesday morning will drop down to between the upper 10s west to the lower 30s east.

Sunshine returns from Wednesday to Friday. Warmer temperatures are expected these three days with highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s. Thanksgiving may be a little breezy. Saturday may be just a little warmer in the upper 40s and low to mid 50s. Cooler temperatures return on Sunday with highs mostly in the low to mid 40s. It’ll also become windy for Sunday. As of right now, my forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and dry weather. A few forecast models are hinting at some moisture moving from the south Saturday night into Sunday. At this time, there’s not enough evidence to include it in the forecast, but keep watching the forecast to see if it eventually needs to be added.

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