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Today we transition back to winter and tomorrow we are reminded that winter is here

December 10, 2020 Morning Forecast
Published: Dec. 10, 2020 at 9:07 AM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - We say goodbye to the nice weather from earlier this week and will trade it for wintry weather in the coming days. Today is our transition day. A cold front passed through earlier this morning. Behind the cold front, winds are kicking in out of the north at 15 to 25 mph. Some gusts today could get over 30 mph. Temperatures will be much cooler than yesterday, but still above average. They will top out from the lower 40s northwest to the mid 50s southeast. Some may see temperatures drop a little as the afternoon goes on. Skies have started the day partly to mostly sunny, but as the day goes on, cloud cover will thicken up.

It will be a mainly cloudy night with breezy north northeast winds of 10 to 20 mph. Snow chances will move in well after midnight, first moving into the southwest parts of the Local4 viewing area. Overnight lows will drop into the mid to upper 20s and lower 30s.

Snow chances will overspread the area during the day Friday, mainly in the southeastern half of Nebraska and Northern Kansas. Farther northwest, very little, if any snow will fall. Snow will continue into Friday night, but slowly come to an end from west to east. By sunrise Saturday, the only snow left would be east of Highway 281. Some of that snow may linger through the morning, but will be completely gone by the afternoon. In the end, some of the highest totals will likely end out falling between Interstate 80 and the Kansas state line where 1 to 3 inches are expected with isolated locations up to 4 inches. Amounts will quickly drop off to the northwest. In North Central Kansas, I would expect 1 to 2 inches. Along with the snow, winds will blow out of the north northeast at 10 to 20 mph, bringing a slight reduction in visibility and some minor drifting. Overall, this will not be a major snow event, but may be worth getting out the shovels for many with the exception in the Sandhills.

Along the snow with come chilly temperatures to end the week. Highs on Friday will mostly be in the low to mid 30s. Friday night, lows will drop to between the upper 10s west to the upper 20s east. Highs on Saturday will mostly be in the 30s, but those that get a good amount of snow will end up being on the side of the lower 30s. There will be some partial clearing Saturday to help start the melting process.

More sunshine is expected on Sunday. Temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 30s. It’ll get a little warmer on Monday before a cold front passes through. Look for highs in the upper 30s and low to mid 40s. A slight chance of snow will be possible late Monday night into Tuesday as come chillier air moves in. We’ll see highs on Tuesday in the low to mid 30s. Wednesday begins the next warm up with mostly sunny skies and highs back into the mid to upper 30s and low to mid 40s.

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