The holiday week gets kicked off on the right note

November 22, 2021 Morning Forecast
The holiday week gets kicked off on the right note.
Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 8:16 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2021 at 8:55 AM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - We’re starting the day with partly to mostly cloudy skies as there are a lot of upper level clouds passing through. As the day goes on, those clouds will thin out and push to the east. A warm front will be pushing east across the area, allowing for a nice warm up from yesterday’s highs. We’ll see highs later today from around 50° east to the mid 60s out west. Winds will turn northwesterly, but shouldn’t be much higher than around 6 to 12 mph. Skies will remain clear overnight as winds turn southerly, but don’t strengthen much until sunrise approaches. Temperatures will drop back to the upper 20s and low to mid 30s for overnight lows.

Tomorrow will feature another day of fairly sunny conditions. Winds will be picking up quite a bit out of the south getting up to around 15 to 25 mph with some gusts up to around 35 mph. This will help usher in a mild day with temperatures climbing into the mid to upper 60s. Some lower 70s can’t be ruled out. Later in the day, there will be increasing clouds. Those clouds will continue to be on the increase as a cold front approaches from the northwest. By sunrise Wednesday, winds will still be out of the south ahead of the front, but will turn more north northwesterly behind the front. Those winds will pick up and be rather strong on Wednesday. They’ll once again mostly be in the 15 to 25 mph range with gusts to 35 mph, but I would not be surprised if they are even stronger than that. Wednesday looks very similar to what we just saw back on Sunday, but will feature a lot more cloud cover. A few sprinkles can’t be ruled out. High temperatures on Wednesday will range from the lower 40s north to the mid 50s southeast. With the winds dying down and skies clearing up Wednesday night, it’ll be quite cold by Thanksgiving with lows in the upper 10s and low to mid 20s.

While Thanksgiving may be colder than Wednesday, it may actually be a nicer day with more sunshine and less wind. High temperatures will range from the upper 30s northeast to the mid 50s way out west. Following the chilly Thanksgiving will be the next push of warmer air. High temperatures on Friday will warm into the 60s across the area. A clipper system brings a bit of a drop in temperatures for the weekend, but it will still be seasonably mild. Highs on Saturday will still be in the mid 50s to mid 60s from north to south. Winds will also turn breezy and there may be some sprinkles. Sunday will be mostly sunny and seasonably mild in the 50s and lower 60s. The seasonably mild weather should continue into early December with no major weather systems expected. Travel locally for the holiday weekend should be fine when it comes to the weather. The only big concern with the recent dry weather is that days with stronger winds will feature an elevated risk for fires/wildfires.

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