A rare cold day in an otherwise warm weather pattern

December 6, 2021 Morning Forecast
Published: Dec. 6, 2021 at 8:09 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 6, 2021 at 8:45 AM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Today will be one of the coldest days of our forecast over the next couple of weeks. A cold front has pushed through early this morning. Reinforcing some blustery northwest winds and pushing in some colder temperatures. Many are starting the day with wind chills in the single digits above and below zero. For the most part, skies are mostly sunny to begin the day. There are a few extra clouds in the east, north, and west. As the day goes on, it’ll be slow to warm and an increase in upper level clouds won’t help. Look for highs later today from the upper 20s northeast to the mid/upper 30s southwest. Winds will become lighter this afternoon and take a southerly turn late in the day.

Those southerly winds will pick up a bit tonight and become a little breezy. Along with mainly cloudy skies, temperatures won’t be terribly cold. We’ll see lows in the upper 10s and low to mid 20s, but many will see temperatures climb after midnight. Skies will start to clear up tomorrow morning, but there may still be some clouds as the day goes on. Another cold front will pass through, but with this one more Pacific in nature, it won’t have all the cold air like we are seeing today. High temperatures on Tuesday will range from the mid 30s north to the mid 40s south. Tuesday night will still feature a few clouds, but will start to clear up by Wednesday morning as a warm front pushes east across the area. Lows Tuesday night will mostly be in the upper 10s and lower 20s.

Wednesday and Thursday will feature milder temperatures, a good amount of sunshine, and some breezy winds. Southwest winds on Wednesday will pick up at 10 to 20 mph. High temperatures will range from the upper 40s northeast to the lower 60s southwest. Winds will be out of the north northwest at 10 to 20 mph on Thursday as temperatures will again range from the upper 40s to the lower 60s. This time, the coldest temperatures will be in the northwest and the warmest will be in the southeast.

A storm system on Friday will bring us the best chance for moisture in about a month. As of now, the may be more snow than rain, while rain may be possible the farther southeast you are. This does not look like a significant snow event, but could still result in accumulating snow. The chances as of right now look greater the farther north you go. For now, high temperatures look to range from the lower 30s northwest to the mid 40s southeast. If this system shift south, this would mean colder temperatures and a greater chance for snow farther south. Along with the moisture, north and northeast winds will be rather blustery.

The storm system clears out Friday night. This will take us back to a drier forecast with milder temperatures building in. Saturday will be mostly sunny and a bit breezy. Highs will range from the mid 30s north to the mid 40s south. High temperatures on Sunday will range from the upper 40s north to the upper 50s south. The mild weather looks like it will continue to build in for much of the early and middle portion of next week. 50s and 60s will be fairly common during this time. Some long range models even hint at 70°+ as being a possibility. So as you can see, we are not done with the unseasonably mild weather yet.

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