Above average temperatures continue, possible record highs for a very windy Wednesday

December 12, 2021 Overnight Forecast
Evening forecast- David Stoltz
Evening forecast- David Stoltz
Published: Dec. 10, 2021 at 8:36 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 12, 2021 at 11:01 PM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - What a way to end the weekend with afternoon highs making it into the 50s across much of the area today. The weather will remain quite this evening and overnight. Skies will be generally mostly clear, could see a few high clouds streak across the night sky. Winds will be out of the WSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to WNW by sunrise. Morning lows on Monday will be in the low 20s north to upper 20s south.

After a cold start Monday, temperatures will rebound quite nicely tomorrow afternoon under mostly sunny skies. Highs tomorrow afternoon will find their way into the low to mid 50s across the region. Winds will start off out of the north northwest at 5 to 10 mph and shifting out of the east for the afternoon. Things remain quiet and dry into Monday night where overnight lows will dip into 20s once again.

Tuesday will be similar to Monday with partly to mostly sunny skies and temperatures above average for December. Winds will be light on Tuesday out of the west southwest at 5 to 10 mph shifting in the afternoon out of the south southeast. Highs on Tuesday will be anywhere from the upper 40s northeast to the lower 60s south.

Tuesday night into Wednesday, winds will start to crank up out of the south and southwest ahead of an approaching cold front. Those winds will be rather strong. They will help temperatures warm into the 60s and lower 70s ahead of the front. Depending on the timing of the cold front, thunderstorms may be possible. For now, it looks like the best chance would be in far Southeast Nebraska. High temperatures to the north and northwest will be cooler in the 40s and 50s. Behind the cold front, winds will turn northwesterly and will be even stronger. In fact, wind gusts over 45 mph are likely. Depending on the track of a strong area of low pressure, (wind driven) snow will be possible for parts of Northern Nebraska. If the past of the low pressure system is even farther north, then those areas will miss out. Stay tuned as we get closer for more details. Meanwhile, cooler air will follow for the end of the week as dry conditions are expected.

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