What may appear to be a “heatwave” is actually normal for late February

February 22, 2021 Morning Forecast
Published: Feb. 22, 2021 at 9:36 AM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Tuesday will be one of the warmest days in the week with a good amount of sunshine. Winds of 5 to 15 mph out of the west southwest are expected until a cold front come through during the afternoon. Behind the cold front, winds will take a northwesterly turn. High temperatures in areas with quite a bit of snow still left on the ground will make it to the mid to upper 40s and lower 50s. The previously mentioned areas with little to no snow on the ground will push well into the 50s. 60 degrees or warmer will be possible down into Northern Kansas. Much of the day will be fairly sunny with some clouds late in the day behind the cold front. Tuesday night, skies will be partly to mostly cloudy and it will be a bit breezy with northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph. Because of the wind, temperatures won’t take a big plunge. Lows will be in the 20s around the area.

Wednesday will be a mostly sunny day and a little cooler with highs in the upper 30s and low to mid 40s. Thursday will be similar to Wednesday with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 30s and low to mid 40s. Friday may be just a few degrees warmer , topping out between 42° and 48° for most. There is going to be a slight chance for some late day or even rain or snow near and east of Highway 281. Saturday will be one of the warmer days this week, topping out in the mid to upper 40s and lower 50s. Skies will be mostly sunny.

The next chance for moisture will come later Saturday night into Sunday. Forecast models are not in agreement right now as to whether this will be a cold weather system or a milder weather system. This will make a difference in the type of precipitation we see. It will likely be a bit colder than Saturday, but how much colder is still uncertain.

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