Rain and possibly snow today highlight an otherwise quiet forecast

November 24, 2020 Morning Forecast
Published: Nov. 24, 2020 at 9:24 AM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A low pressure system will continue to bring a chance for rain and drizzle with the occasional rumble of thunder not out of the question. While temperatures are in the 40s southeast of the Tri-Cities, north winds are drawing in colder 30s to the north and west of the Tri-Cities. Those winds will be blustery today at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. As temperatures are getting colder, rain is transitioning into a band of snow in northern and western parts of the Local4 viewing area. Some of those areas could get a quick 1 to 3 inches of snow in a short amount of time. Those same areas may get a little sun later in the day. Farther southeast, it’ll take until later this afternoon or this evening for rain to transition to snow. The big question is will the changeover be able to happen before precipitation clears out. If so, there will be a brief window of time where travel could be difficult due to a fast rate of snowfall. These areas near and southeast of the Tri-Cities have the potential from 0 to 3 inches of snowfall, if the timing is right.

Precipitation will clear out, pushing east through the evening and overnight. Most should be out of the area by daybreak Wednesday. Skies will quickly clear up following the precipitation, leading to colder temperatures. By early Wednesday morning, low temperatures will be down into the 20s with a few upper 10s out west and a few lower 30s out east.

Sunday returns for Wednesday as northwest winds of 5 to 15 mph turn more southerly late in the day. We’ll see highs from the mid 40s east to the mid 50s west. Thanksgiving Thursday will feature a brisk north wind of 10 to 20 mph. Skies will be mainly sunny with highs mostly in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Friday will be similar with temperatures, but it won’t be as breezy. Expect plenty of sunshine again. Saturday will be sunny again with highs in the 50s. A cold front will bring cooler 40s on Sunday along with a fairly strong north northwest winds of 15 to 30 mph. There could be a few more clouds around. Monday looks fairly cool and sunny with temperatures in the upper 30s and low to mid 40s.

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