Another round of snow will hit parts of the area with a roller coaster ride ahead of us this week

March 27, 2023 Morning Forecast
Another round of snow will hit parts of the area with a roller coaster ride ahead of us this week.
Published: Mar. 27, 2023 at 7:51 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 27, 2023 at 8:32 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - An upper level low pressure system will bring snow to western portions of the Local4 viewing area today. Some of this snow may last into this evening, but really wind down later tonight as the upper level system weakens. Most of the snow will remain mostly west of Highway 183 and some of the highest snow totals will be closer to the Colorado border. Some areas may see as much as 3 to 6 inches. Closer to Central Nebraska and North Central Kansas, totals should remain under 2 inches. As you get farther east, closer to the Tri-Cities, little to no snow accumulation is expected. For the rest of the area, a general increase in clouds is expected. It’ll be a chilly day today with the coldest temperatures over the area with the recent snow that fell this weekend and the new snow falling today. Highs will range from the lower 30s in Southwest Nebraska to the mid 40s in Southeast Nebraska. While the snow continues overnight, after midnight, skies will be clearing up. This will lead to another cold night with lows in the mid to upper 10s and lower 20s.

Tuesday will be a better day, although still below average. Expect widespread sunshine as southwesterly winds increase and become a bit breezy in the afternoon. Highs will range from the mid 40s to the mid 50s. Again, the coldest temperatures will be over areas with snow still on the ground. The good news is there will be a lot of melting on Tuesday. Tuesday night, a cold front will dive southward through the area. It should be south of the Tri-Cities by sunrise Wednesday. Wednesday will be a chilly day with blustery northeasterly winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Highs on Wednesday will range from the mid 30s north to the upper 40s in the south.

The roller coaster ride continues for the rest of the week into the weekend. Temperatures will soar on Thursday and some may see their warmest day of the year so far. Highs will range from the upper 50s northwest to the mid 70s in Northern Kansas. By Thursday evening, a few showers and thunderstorms will be possible, but it currently looks like the best chance will be in northern parts of the area. Some wrap-around moisture will move through on Friday and Friday night with cold rain for many. But as you go to the north and northwest, snow chances are more likely. Highs on Friday will be very wide ranging from around 30° up north to the 60s in far Southeast Nebraska.

The system will quickly clear out going into the weekend. After a colder morning Saturday morning, temperatures will climb into the mid 50s to the mid 60s by Saturday afternoon with the warmest temperatures in the southwest. Sunday will be comparable to Thursday with partly cloudy skies and highs from the upper 50s northwest to the low/mid 70s in the southeast. Winds will remain breezy over the weekend.