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Two more very nice days to enjoy ahead of some changes

December 8, 2020 Morning Forecast
Published: Dec. 8, 2020 at 8:56 AM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) -Today will be another very mild day as temperatures warm up into the low to mid 60s across the area. There may still be a few upper 60s in the west. Winds will still be a touch breezy today out of the west northwest at 10 to 15 mph. There will be some higher level cirrus clouds bringing us a partly to mostly sunny day. With clear skies and lighter winds tonight, we’ll see lows in the upper 20s to upper 30s. As far as days in December go, Wednesday will be about as perfect as can be. Highs will again return to the low to mid 60s with perhaps a few upper 60s in the southwest. There will be plenty of sunshine and winds will remain on the lighter side of things, mostly under 10 mph.

Thursday will be a transition day to more December-like conditions for the end of the week. As a cold front passes through early in the day, we’ll see winds turn out of the north. They will become breezy, especially by the afternoon. They’ll be up around 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. This will draw in cooler temperatures. Highs will range from the mid 40s northwest to the mid 50s southeast. These temperatures may even drop a little bit in the afternoon. Clouds will also be on the increase during the day, making it feel that much cooler. That said, these temperatures are still above average for this time of the year.

Thursday night, a system will be approaching from the southwest. It is possible that after midnight, there could be some light rain or snow that moves into Northern Kansas and Southern Nebraska. This should be fairly light precipitation. How things evolve from here is still quite uncertain. While there is still a chance of snow, and possibly rain on Friday, how good of a chance is still a bit of a mystery. While some models bring a chance of some accumulating snow, there are a few that almost completely miss us with this precipitation. Some of this light snow may linger into Friday night and possibly Saturday morning. By Saturday afternoon, any lingering snow should be gone. Because of the uncertainty of how heavy the precipitation could be, for now, the chance of precipitation will remain as a slight chance. But be prepared for at least the possibility of us to a few inches of snow. We’ll get a better feel for how this plays out in another day or two.

What is more certain is that it will be a chilly day on Friday with highs mostly in the 30s. It will also be a bit of a blustery day on Friday, making it feel a little colder. If snow does end out falling, some blowing snow will be a possibility. Plan on the breezy winds continuing into Friday night and Saturday. While snow may linger into Saturday morning, with it gone by the afternoon, there should be some partial clearing. It’ll remain chilly with highs in the low to mid 30s on Saturday.

Sunday should be a bit sunnier and slightly warmer. Highs will mostly be in the mid to upper 30s and perhaps near 40 in the southwest. If there is snow on the ground, this could keep temperatures just a little cooler. Monday will feature a bit of a warm up with highs into the mid to upper 40s, possibly near 50 in the southwest. Look for partly cloudy skies.

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