There’s one chance of moisture this week and it comes today

January 11, 2023 Morning Forecast
There's one chance of moisture this week and it comes today.
Published: Jan. 11, 2023 at 7:47 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 11, 2023 at 8:17 AM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - With most of the week very quiet, today is the one shot of a little bit of precipitation. An upper level storm system crossing the Rockies will move out into the Plains. It will move across Kansas today and bring our area a chance of precipitation. The snow has started this morning in Western Nebraska. This moisture will spread east southeast through the day. As it does, some of it will change to rain as temperatures come up a bit. And with the precipitation moving into warmer air, some will start off as rain. Then as it gets colder towards the end of the day and into this evening, it will change back to snow. This snow could last through about midnight before pushing southeast and out of the area. The trends are for the better chance of precipitation as you go to the southwest. Some may get up to an inch of snow in far southern and western parts of the Local4 viewing area, but most will probably only pick up a dusting to a half inch. Temperatures will be chillier today, but not terribly cold for the time of the year. Highs will range from the lower 30s north to the upper 40s southeast. Winds will become more northerly and will increase to around 10 to 20 mph with some gusts to 30 mph. Even with precipitation clearing out tonight, mostly cloudy skies will persist. Lows will dip back into the upper 10s and low to mid 20s.

Quiet weather will persist through the rest of the week and upcoming weekend. For many, the chilliest day will be tomorrow with continued breezy winds out of the northwest at 10 to 20 mph. High temperatures will range from the mid/upper 20s northeast to the upper 30s/lower 40s southwest. The clouds should break a bit as the day goes on. Some low clouds may try to build back in tomorrow night as lows drop back into the 10s and lower 20s. This will be one of our coldest nights this week. Friday will be a bit warmer and less breezy with partly cloudy skies. Highs will range from the mid 30s northeast to the lower 40s southwest. The weekend be milder despite mostly cloudy skies. Highs will reach the 40s and 50s both days with the warmer of the two days being Sunday. Winds will be breezy on Saturday.

The weather turns a bit more active next week with a couple of weather systems moving in from the southwest. A chance of snow moves through late Sunday night and Monday. The next one will move through Tuesday night and Wednesday. Quite a bit of uncertainty remains as to the impacts of these two systems, so continue to monitor the forecast in the days ahead.