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Fog Possible Saturday Morning......
Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 7:24 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 3, 2021 at 11:27 PM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - UPDATE: East and northeast winds coming from a moisture rich enviroment in Iowa and Northeast Nebraska, may contribute to a fog set up early Saturday morning. Coverage is expected to be along and West of Highway 281 from the predawn hours of Saturday and carrying over into the early forenoon. Visibility could drop to a mile or less with isolated areas possibly down to a quarter of a mile. As of this writing no advisories have been issued as yet.

The record breaking warmth was fun while it lasted but after the weekend we’ll start to see a noticeable downturn in temperatures and a shift to what could be a more active weather pattern. We will be kicking off the weekend with temperatures another 10 degree cooler, with Saturday’s afternoon highs in the mid to upper 40s.

Cooler with 40s central and east...50s west.
Cooler with 40s central and east...50s west.(KSNB)

You may encounter some early morning patchy fog or pockets of low clouds Saturday morning, but by afternoon it should be mostly sunny, with southeast winds 10-20 mph. Sunday, a stronger area of low pressure will push across the Dakotas pulling a cold front through Nebraska.

Cold front pushes through by forenoon.  The coolest air lags behind but the winds will be...
Cold front pushes through by forenoon. The coolest air lags behind but the winds will be gusty, up to 40 mph.(KSNB)

The coldest of the air will be lagging behind the front, so we should still see afternoon highs into the lower to middle 50s with upper 40s to the north. The front will produce some stronger winds by the early afternoon with speeds in the 20 to 30 mph range with gusts up to 40 mph.

Cooler in the northwest.  Mostly 50s southern half of the state but windy.
Cooler in the northwest. Mostly 50s southern half of the state but windy.(KSNB)
Starting to feel more like December by Monday.
Starting to feel more like December by Monday.(KSNB)

By Monday, the winds will have relaxed but colder air will be in place. Afternoon highs will not likely get out of the high 30s...the first below normal temperatures we’ve seen for awhile. There are hints of more active weather next week. Tuesday brings a slight chance for some precipitation but there remains a question of whether it will be measurable or not. It’s late week when there could be more promise for rain and snow. Long range forecast models are coming together to suggest colder temperatures and some snow by Friday into the weekend . It will be interesting to follow those thrends next week and we’ll keep you posted.

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