More wintry weather in April kicks off the new work week

April 19, 2021 Morning Forecast
Published: Apr. 19, 2021 at 8:12 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 19, 2021 at 9:40 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The weather today will be quite unpleasant as it includes strong winds, cold temperatures, and snow. Initially, temperatures are beginning the day in the 20s north and 30s south. Temperatures this afternoon will only climb into the 30s and maybe lower 40s, but blustery north winds of 15 to 25 mph will have it feeling much colder. Then there’s the snow. A band of snow has been slowly moving south from Northern Nebraska this morning and has started to pick up speed. While this band may drop another quick inch in some spots, it will continue to diminish, leading to minimal amounts of snow accumulation. Temperatures may even warm up enough to see a changeover to rain.

The main event for Southern Nebraska and Northern Kansas will come tonight as snow moves out of Western Nebraska and Eastern Colorado, pushing east through the night. Most of the snow will fall for areas in the southern half of Nebraska into Northern Kansas. By sunrise Tuesday, only far Southeast Nebraska will be left with snow and that should quickly clear out within an hour or two. By tomorrow morning, snow totals could be in the 1 to 4 inches. The higher totals are expected to be in far Southern Nebraska and Northern Kansas. Meanwhile, skies will be clearing out farther northwest. It’ll be a cold night with lows temperatures dropping to between the upper 10s northwest and the upper 20s southeast.

Sunshine returns in the morning on Tuesday, but by the afternoon, there could be some pop-up showers in the area similar to what we saw this past Saturday afternoon. Around these showers, we could see some occasional strong winds guests out of the northwest. These pop-up showers should diminish around sunset Tuesday. High temperatures on Tuesday will range from the lower 40s northwest to the upper 40s southeast. Low temperatures Tuesday night will drop into the 20s again.

With partly cloudy skies, it’ll be a bit better, but still well below average. Highs will make it to the upper 40s and lower 50s under partly cloudy skies. On Thursday afternoon and evening, so light rain will be possible. If it gets cold enough Thursday night, the rain could mix with or change to snow. Moisture should be limited. Thursday will still be seasonably chilly with highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s with the coolest temperatures where there is some rain.

Friday marks a turning point in the chilly weather that has dominated our forecast recently. High temperatures on Friday will get to the upper 50s and low to mid 60s. We do see a shot of slightly cooler air behind a weak cold front on Saturday. Highs will be in the mid to upper 50s and lower 60s. Sunday features soaring temperatures getting into the 70s for the first time in quite some time. We should see sunny skies over the weekend.

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