One more cold and blustery day with warmer weather on the way

November 18, 2022 - Evening forecast
It will be a great evening for hot cocoa and a movie as it will be another cold night
Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 5:56 PM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - It’s a great evening for staying indoors with some hot cocoa and a movie as it will be cold once again. But if you are heading out, be sure to bundle up as temperatures will be in the low 20s with unforgiving winds making it feel more like the single digits after sunset. Skies will be clear this evening with winds backing off temporarily. But as another shot of cold air dives south tonight, winds will shift back out of the northwest and become breezy later in the night. There will also be some increasing clouds that move into northern and eastern area which could bring a few flurries. It won’t be quite as cold tonight as lows dip back into the mid to upper 10s and lower 20s.

Saturday will be the last of the really chilly temperatures around the area. The morning clouds for parts of the area will gradually give way to more sun as the day progresses. Winds will pick up out of the northwest and be quite blustery at 15 to 25 mph with some gusts possibly over 30 mph. This will make already chilly temperatures feel much colder again. Actual high temperatures on Saturday will range from the upper 20s northeast to the lower 40s southwest. Skies will be clear and winds will be a bit lighter as they turn southwesterly later Saturday night. Lows will again be in the mid to upper 10s and lower 20s.

Those winds out of the southwest will pick up on Sunday at 10 to 20 mph. That will help to usher in some milder temperatures on a sunny Sunday. High temperatures on Sunday will reach the upper 40s and low to mid 50s. A weak cold front does back into the area on Monday, but it’ll only be slight cooler with highs from the mid 40s northeast to the mid 50s southwest. Winds won’t be quite as strong and there will still be quite a bit of sunshine. Tuesday will make it to the upper 40s and low to mid 50s again. Wednesday will be similar, but with a few more clouds.

Beyond Wednesday, there’s too much uncertainty to have much confidence in the Thanksgiving forecast. Between Wednesday night and Friday, most forecast models indicate a fairly decent storm system crossing the Northern and possibly Central Plains. Most models do keep the moisture to our northeast, but it is possible that some of the area may get a glancing blow of snow (maybe rain too). So for now, I’m going with just a slight chance of snow with some fairly windy conditions. It does look like it’ll also be about 10 degrees colder on Thanksgiving. After that, trends are that temperatures will warm back up mostly into the 50s going into the weekend after Thanksgiving. Some forecast models do even hint at even warmer air than that, which would certainly be welcome.