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Another cool and wet day

Published: Sep. 9, 2020 at 9:07 AM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Tuesday and Wednesday temperature highs are about 40 degrees below our seasonable average... yikes. Wednesday marks the last day of this cooler weather. We can blame a powerful upper-level trough of low pressure that was combined with disturbances aloft for this drastic change in weather. This change has included unseasonably chilly temperatures, periods of rain, and the possibility of a rain-snow mix at times.

A look at the total rainfall amounts Tuesday through Tuesday night.
A look at the total rainfall amounts Tuesday through Tuesday night.(Jessica Raney)

Precipitation chances will remain high on 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 to be seen. Thursday looks mainly cloudy and a little warmer with highs back in the upper 50s. Most of the daytime should 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.

Wednesday should be the last day of very cold temperatures. We will warm back up slowly...
Wednesday should be the last day of very cold temperatures. We will warm back up slowly throughout the remainder of the week.(Jessica Raney)

At this time, it looks like the last of the upper-level energy will shift east just in time for our weekend. Leaving us with mainly dry conditions for Saturday and Sunday in North Platte. Highs will return to the mid-to-upper 70s for the weekend. 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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