JANUARY 18, 2020, LOCAL4CAST by TIM JONES
FRIDAY NIGHT TO SATURDAY:
Late, Friday evening, a cold front will move in from the northwest. This could bring some additional light rain/drizzle, freezing rain/drizzle, and snow before midnight. It could last beyond midnight for Eastern Nebraska. Behind the front, winds will shift out of the northwest and increase to 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Some gusts in Northern Nebraska may approach 60 mph. These strong northwest winds will draw in colder temperatures. As the temperature quickly drop, refreezing of wet surfaces will be possible, continuing the threat for hazardous travel conditions. Blowing snow will also be possible due to the strong winds. After midnight, conditions will dry out quickly and skies will clear up. That will leave us with a windy and cold start to Saturday. Lows will drop into the lower 10s northeast to the mid 20s south..
SATURDAY through WEDNESDAY:
A mostly dry period of weather is expected for these five days. Saturday will be a blustery, but mostly sunny day. Northwest winds of 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph are expected. The strongest winds will be in the morning. We'll see highs from the upper 10s northeast to the lower 40s southwest.
Sunday and Monday will be two of our coldest days. Morning lows Sunday morning will be from near 0° northeast to the mid 10s southwest. Sunday afternoon highs will be wide ranging from the upper 0s northeast to near 40° west. Monday morning will be colder than Sunday morning will lows in the -0s for the northeast and maybe as warm as the lower 10s in the far southwest. Highs on Monday will be very similar to Sunday with 0s northeast to near 40° out west. Both days will be mostly sunny.
Tuesday and Wednesday may feature a few more clouds than the previous two day, but temperatures will be warming up a little. We'll see highs Tuesday from the upper 20s northeast to the mid 40s southwest. Wednesday may be just a touch warmer from the mid 30s northeast to the lower 50s southwest.