One shot at snow this week and it comes over the next 24 hours

January 24, 2022 Morning Forecast
One shot at snow this week and it comes over the next 24 hours.
Published: Jan. 24, 2022 at 8:02 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 24, 2022 at 8:47 AM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Changes are coming today in the form of a cold front. Skies are sunny this morning across the south with more clouds to the north near the cold front. As the cold front sinks south, clouds will be on the increase. Along with the clouds, there may be some very light rain and/or snow for areas mainly north of Interstate 80. Behind the cold front, winds will take a northerly turn and become strong at 15 to 25 mph. Some gusts over 35 mph will be possible. Meanwhile, temperatures will briefly rise ahead of the cold front, but will start to fall once it passes through. Those up north really won’t see temperatures climb at all. In the Tri-Cities, temperatures will pick late morning or right around midday, then drop through the afternoon. Skies will also be mainly cloudy in the afternoon. The winds will come down this evening, but temperatures will continue to fall quite a bit overnight. Skies may clear up a little overnight with more clearing across the east. Clouds will hold farther to the west. After midnight, some snow will develop and move into the western half of the area, with the Tri-Cities right on the edge of the chance of snow. This will mainly be a light snow event as the snow pushes south southeast. This snow may last through about noon or very early in the afternoon before pushing to the south. Totals aren’t expected to be overly high with 1 to 3 possible in our far Southwest Nebraska communities. There’s an outside chance of up to 4 inches. For the Tri-Cities, trace amounts are expected, but if it overperforms, maybe up to an inch. To the east and northeast, little to nothing is expected. Those areas will be colder tonight with more clearing. Lows will range from the lower 0s in the far northeast to near 20° by the Colorado border. High temperatures tomorrow will mainly be in the low to mid 20s with some upper 20s possible to the west.

Skies will try to clear up Tuesday night, but a warm front will move across the area, so a few clouds will still pass overhead. It’ll be another cold night with lows in the mid 0s to mid 10s with the warmest temperatures in the west. It will start to warm up on Wednesday with partly to mostly sunny skies. Highs will range from the mid 30s to the mid 40s with the warmest temperatures in the northwest. Winds will become blustery out of the southwest at 15 to 25 mph with some gusts over 35 mph. A glancing shot of cooler air comes Thursday as it will be similar to, if not slightly cooler than Wednesday. Highs will range from the lower 30s north to the lower 40s south. Winds will again be quite blustery, but this time out of the north northwest.

Nicer temperatures will build in moving into the weekend. Friday will feature highs mostly in the 40s (warmest west). Saturday will feature highs in the upper 40s and low to mid 50s. Sunday will be a little cooler in the mid to upper 40s and lower 50s. We may sneak in one more decent day on Monday before some colder air returns for the middle of next week. Winds may be a bit breezy up of those days Friday through Monday. Expect mostly sunny skies much of that time.

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