MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2019 LOCAL4CAST by TRAVIS KLANECKY
MONDAY & MONDAY NIGHT:
Cold air has returned to the area behind a cold front and strong north northwest winds have led the parade. After a quick round of snow earlier this morning, we will enjoy a good amount of sunshine the rest of the day. Expect winds out of the northwest at 15 to 30 mph with gusts at times to 40 mph, but those will winds will slowly lighten up through the day. They should be much lighter after sunset and through the overnight. Highs today will range from the low to mid 20s northeast to the upper 30s southwest. Under mostly clear skies tonight, we'll see lows in the mid to upper 10s and lower 20s.
TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY:
Mainly dry conditions are expected through this time as we see a gradual warming trend through the week and eventually get back above average everywhere.
For Tuesday, there will be a few passing clouds with a nearly stationary boundary in the area. To the southwest of that boundary, most should warm up into the 30s and even lower 40s in the far southwest. To the northeast of the boundary, we'll still see highs in the mid to upper 20s and lower 30s.
Wednesday should be mostly sunny with a wider range in temperatures from the mid/upper 20s northeast to the mid 40s southwest. Warmer air budges into more of the area on Thursday under partly to mostly sunny skies. Highs will be in the 40s with some lower 50s possible in the far south. Friday will be the best day with partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the upper 40s and low to mid 50s.
Cooler temperatures will return Saturday behind a cold front. Breezy north northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph will accompany the cooler temperatures. We'll see highs in the 30s north and low to mid 40s south. There will be a slight chance of snow, possibly rain if it's warm enough. The chance should be very hit-or-miss and very light.
SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY:
Forecast models point to a storm system passing through the middle part of the country going into the second half of the weekend. The current track of the storm system brings the best chance of what looks to be mainly snow across Southern Nebraska and Northern Kansas. Accumulating snow will be possible. Continue to monitor the forecast for new updates on the potential snow for the weekend.