Just a few days away from another round of snow and an arctic blast of cold air

January 26, 2023 Morning Forecast
Just a few days away from another round of snow and an arctic blast of cold air.
Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 8:12 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2023 at 9:35 AM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Some partial clearing of the skies is expected through the day today, although some flurries do linger this morning in parts of the area. While it won’t be warm, it will be better than yesterday with highs in the upper 20s and lower 30s. Winds will turn more westerly and may start to get a little breezy later today. Another round of flurries or light snow will pass through overnight, which accumulating snow should be minimal. With strong winds overnight out of the west, there could be some reduction in the visibility. I wouldn’t rule out some blowing snow over north/south roads. Winds will be blowing 15 to 30 mph with some gusts at times over 35 mph. Those winds will still be a bit blustery tomorrow morning, but will lighten up through the day Friday. Meanwhile, look for partly cloudy skies. Tomorrow will be the mildest day we see for the next week to ten days. Highs will reach the mid to upper 30s and lower 40s.

An arctic cold front will begin to sink south toward and into the area Friday night into Saturday morning. At the same time, snow will be moving in across Northern Nebraska. Snow at times could be moderate to a little heavy. As winds begin to strengthen, some blowing snow will be possible. The bulk of the snow that falls will be near and north of Highway 91 (Brewster to Burwell to Albion. There will be a sharp drop in snowfall totals near and south of there. But north of there, areas of 4 to 8 inches with some up over 10 inches will be possible. Farther south Friday night into Saturday morning, there may be some areas of drizzle or freezing drizzle around Highway 92 and toward around Interstate 80. Otherwise, only a slight chance of snow with little to no accumulation is expect around and south of Interstate 80. High temperatures on Saturday will top out in the mid 10s north to the lower 30s southeast, but most will see falling temperatures in the afternoon behind the cold front. Blustery north northeast winds of 15 to 25 mph will drive the colder air southward and make it feel colder.

The arctic air will continue to spill southward Saturday night into Sunday morning. By Sunday morning, lows will be down in the -0s and 0s, but wind chill values will drop down to the -10s and -20s. Expect similar lows Sunday night and Monday night. Highs on Sunday and Monday will mostly be in the 0s and 10s. On Tuesday, highs will be more solidly in the 10s with some lower 20s to the southeast. Wednesday will be more solidly in the 20s with some 10s still in the northeast. Temperatures will continue to slowly climb toward the end of the week and into the first weekend of February. Much of this time will be dry, but going back to Sunday and Monday, there will still be some slight chances for snow.