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Remaining mild Thursday but changes coming Friday...

Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 9:18 PM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - If your enjoying this run of mild weather, you’ll be happy to know it will continue, but it can’t last forever and will only last one more day. Thursday we will again see temperatures climbing into the 50s under mostly sunny skies with some high clouds mixing in. The system that will bring a temporary halt to this oasis of mild weather is still out in the Pacific and will hold off influencing our weather until Friday.

Widespread 50s expected for one more day.
Widespread 50s expected for one more day.(KSNB)

Low pressure will drop southeast, pushing through Eastern Nebraska bringing rain showers into the Tri_Cities by the afternoon, possibly mixing with periods of freezing rain before converting to snow Friday night. Temperatures early Friday afternoon will remain above normal (low to mid 40s) with the colder air due to arrive Friday night into Saturday. Northwest winds will increase and gust from 35 to 45 mph which will make very blustery condition into Saturday. As far as snowfall amounts, the best confidence is for the heaviest snow to be roughly from the Missouri River into Iowa.

Friday trends away from the mild weather of this week, back to a wintry outlook with rain, snow...
Friday trends away from the mild weather of this week, back to a wintry outlook with rain, snow and wind.(KSNB)

It’s still sketchy as to what the central part of the state will see, especially when dealing with multiple types of precipitation and the timing of the changeover, not to mention the uncertainty of how the system will track through the state with the storm still being so far away. If the track changes west, snow areas in eastern and central parts of the state will see higher snow amounts. Right now, it appears the Tri-Cities will see light amounts, with increased amounts the farther east you go......subject to change this far out.

With the storm still in the Pacific, it appears the greater snow impact will be Eastern...
With the storm still in the Pacific, it appears the greater snow impact will be Eastern Nebraska into Iowa. This could change with an alternate storm track....(KSNB)

Saturday will be blustery with some wrap around snow possible in the morning. Highs Saturday will likely stay in the 20s but temperatures will quickly warm up again through the early part of next week.

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