More fog possible, sunshine hard to come by...

Local 4 Weather
Published: Jan. 23, 2023 at 9:10 PM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Fog will again be possible in the Local 4 area tonight into early Tuesday morning. Mostly, the fog will be patchy, but a few pockets of dense fog cannot be ruled out in which visibility could drop as low as a quarter mile. Cloudy skies could be an inhibiting factor so the prospects for dense fog are not overly broad. Those areas with more fog could have some freezing on less traveled roads or bridges and underpasses, so watch for slick spots during the morning commute. The fog should burn off by mid morning but the clouds could be stubborn so at least variable cloudiness will remain possible in the afternoon.

Mostly patchy, but a few areas could become dense with 1/4 mile visibility.  Some slick spots...
Mostly patchy, but a few areas could become dense with 1/4 mile visibility. Some slick spots from freezing fog possible.(KSNB)

Tuesday will start the day with morning lows in the upper teens to near 20, with afternoon highs in the lower 30s.

Statewide, Tuesday morning.
Statewide, Tuesday morning.(KSNB)
Statewide Tuesday afternoon.
Statewide Tuesday afternoon.(KSNB)

Quiet weather will continue through Wednesday with temperatures slightly below normal. Subtle disturbances could produce areas of flurries or isolated snow showers amounting to little more than a dusting if anything Wednesday, Thursday night and Friday night. Friday will be the warmest day of the week with highs jumping into the upper 30s to low 40s, so some melting will take place.

Warmest of the week.
Warmest of the week.(KSNB)

But an upper trough will bring much colder, polar air to the region this weekend. A strong cold front could squeeze out some light snow accumulations Saturday into early Sunday. Temperatures may not be AS cold as that pre-Christmas cold snap we experienced, but it will be close. The thermometer will drop from the upper 20s Saturday to single digits for highs Sunday afternoon. Lows on Monday morning will fall to around 6 below zero. It will remain cold into next week and perhaps into the first weekend of February.

Over the next 7 days.
Over the next 7 days.(KSNB)
Signals below normal temperatures into the first week of February.
Signals below normal temperatures into the first week of February.(KSNB)