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An up and down forecast that will feature several windy days and a chance of some severe storms

Published: Oct. 25, 2021 at 8:12 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2021 at 5:55 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - We couldn’t scour out our low cloud cover on Monday, leading to a chilly start to the work week. Low clouds with the potential for some fog and patchy drizzle will hang around as we head into the day on Tuesday. The forecast into Tuesday is a tricky one with the potential for low cloud cover hanging around again through the morning into the early afternoon. Models do show low clouds trying to clear out for south central Nebraska into northern Kansas by the afternoon, allowing temperatures to try and rebound into the lower to middle 60s. For now, expect highs from the upper 50s northeast to the upper 70s southwest.

Temperatures will range from the upper 50s to the upper 70s on Tuesday afternoon.
Temperatures will range from the upper 50s to the upper 70s on Tuesday afternoon.(KSNB)

Winds will be rather strong out of the south southeast at 20 to 30 mph with gusts at times over 40 mph. Later in the day, a cold front will begin pushing into Western Nebraska. While some rain may get going near the front in the afternoon, showers and thunderstorms are more likely to form near the front Tuesday evening. These will then push eastward during the evening and overnight. Some severe storms will be possible. The best chance will be in Southern Nebraska and Northern Kansas. Large hail and damaging wind gusts will be the main threats. While there is a small chance of an isolated tornado, the threat remains rather low.

Variable cloudiness is expected on Tuesday with storms developing across western Nebraska by...
Variable cloudiness is expected on Tuesday with storms developing across western Nebraska by late Tuesday evening.(KSNB)
Strong to severe storms will be possible Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.
Strong to severe storms will be possible Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.(KSNB)

Showers and isolated thunder may linger through at least part of the day on Wednesday. The best chance will be over the eastern half of Nebraska. Winds will be gusty out of the northwest at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Expect a cool day with highs in the 50s in Eastern Nebraska. There could be some upper 50s and lower 60s farther west. Thursday will be a little cool again, but with more sunshine. Highs will mostly be in the mid to upper 50s. The biggest weather story for Thursday will be very strong northwesterly winds. Sustained winds could be up around 25 to 35 mph and some gusts over 50 mph will certainly be possible.

Friday and Saturday will still be breezy, but nowhere as windy as Thursday. Meanwhile, there will be plenty of sunshine and improving temperatures. Friday’s highs will range from the upper 50s east to the upper 60s west. Saturday’s highs will range from around 60° north to around 70° southwest.

A strong cold front will plunge southward on Sunday. This means that Halloween will be on the chilly side. Highs will range from the mid 40s north to the mid 50s south. As of right now, I’m holding off on chances of moisture until Sunday night and into Monday, but timing is a huge uncertainty right now. It may get cold enough that parts of the area could see snow. The chances are more likely the farther west you go. There’s still much to figure out, so stay tuned to future forecast. Otherwise, plan on a chilly start to November.

Windy and wet weather is expected over the next several days with nicer conditions expected by...
Windy and wet weather is expected over the next several days with nicer conditions expected by Halloween weekend.(KSNB)

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