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Showers return to forecast as we usher in the weekend

April 8, 2021 Morning Forecast
Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 8:05 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 8, 2021 at 8:16 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - While winds will remain strong for pretty much everybody today, there will be a sharp contrast in weather across the state. Those winds will be between 15 and 30 mph out of the northwest. For western areas, there will be plenty of sunshine and much warmer temperatures. For areas east of Highway 281, there will be clouds along with a continued chance for showers. The best chance for rain will be east of Highway 81. Expect cool weather in the east where highs will remain in the upper 40s and lower 50s. In the west, it’ll get to the mid to upper 60s and lower 70s. In between, look for a mix of clouds and sun in the Tri-Cities with highs in the low to mid 60s.

The last of the rain will push east out of Eastern Nebraska Thursday night into Friday morning. Skies will clear up and most will see their winds lighten up. Low temperatures will slip back into the mid to upper 30s and lower 40s.

While the day Friday starts off with some sun, by the afternoon, an upper level system will bring a new chance for rain from the northwest. This could last through Friday night, but should shift off to the by around or shortly after sunrise Saturday. Winds may pick back up again on Friday out of the northwest at 12 to 22 mph with gusts to 30 mph. High temperatures on Friday will range from the lower 50s northwest to the upper 60s southeast. Saturday will features a lot of sunshine and lighter winds of 5 to 15 mph, making it the most pleasant day of our forecast. Saturday will mostly feature highs in the 60s.

Sunday will start off pleasant enough with sunshine and lighter winds, but a cold front will push through some time during the day from the northwest. Behind that, winds will become strong out of the northwest and cooler air will move in from the northwest. Any chance for rain right now looks to be confined to our northern counties. Highs on Sunday will range from the mid 50s northwest to near 70° southeast.

Cooler and breezy/windy weather will return for early next week behind this front. Highs both Monday through Wednesday will mainly be in the upper 40s and 50s. This is a little below average for mid-April. While moisture chances are low for the Tri-Cities, there may be a few showers for other areas at times.

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