Spring is in the air, but not for long
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The calendar says the days are getting closer to the first day of Spring, but the weather certainly hasn’t lent any hints to that affect. The next couple of days, however, may lend themselves to a little Spring Fever as warm, breezy conditions are expected to take over Tuesday through Wednesday.
Tuesday, south winds will pick up during the day, generating gusts to 35 mph, collaborating with mostly sunny skies that will push area thermometers into the 50s with lower 60s in the southwest.
Wednesday will be even warmer, with widespread 60s expected across the forecast area with lower 70s from Southwest Nebraska into Northern Kansas. Unfortunately, out bout of Spring-like weather will be all too brief.
Thursday a storm system will track to our south, beginning the day with temperatures warm enough to support rain showers. But a cold front will sweep through the region allowing temperatures to fall the through the day, transitioning the rain to accumulating snow. Strong winds associated with the front could produce gusts as high as 50 mph making visibility difficult. The
timing of the frontal passage remains an unknown, so specifics as to snow amounts are not yet available, but all in all, Thursday could be a very nasty day.
Cold air will replace the mild weather of earlier in the week with weekend temperatures falling well below normal, into the lower 30s with morning lows in the teens.
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