A Colder, Wetter Weather Pattern...
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) -A powerful upper-level trough of low pressure...combined with disturbances aloft...have tag-teamed to make for a drastic change in the weather pattern for the local North Platte area. This change has included unseasonably chilly temperatures...periods of rain...and the possibility of a rain-snow mix at times.
Our unsettled weather means cloudy skies...rain showers or isolated thunderstorms Tuesday night-into-Wednesday morning...and the possibility of some light snow at times. Lows Tuesday night are expected to fall into the mid 30s...with areas just to the north and west of North Platte perhaps a couple of degrees cooler. Precipitation chances will carry over into Wednesday with highs across the region nearly 40° cooler than normal...topping out in the mid 40s. Lows Wednesday night will drop into the mid-upper 30s once again with rain...or perhaps a brief rain-snow mix...continuing. Thursday looks mainly cloudy and a little warmer with highs back in the upper 50s...and much of the daytime could be dry as we await the next piece of energy to rotate through the trough and spread precipitation back across the region Thursday night and into Friday. At this time it looks like the last of the upper-level energy will shift east just in time for our weekend...with mainly dry conditions in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday in North Platte...and highs returning to the mid-to-upper 70s. Mainly dry-and-noticeably warmer weather is the expectation for the early-to-middle part of next week...with highs returning to the 80s.
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