Cold Weather Lurking on the Horizon...
Seasonal temperatures expected the next few days before colder weather arrives for the weekend.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The forecast over the next few days will be highlighted by mostly sunny and seasonal conditions as temperatures should reach the lower to middle 60s for North Platte over the next few days with mainly dry weather.
For Tuesday, temperatures across western Nebraska should sit in the upper 50s to upper 60s with partly cloudy skies in the morning becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. A weak front will push through the area, turning out southeasterly winds more to the northwest in the afternoon. Counties in mainly Northern Nebraska may encounter some scattered showers and perhaps an isolated snow shower in the the morning. Wind could be a bit breezy at times, with gusts between 20 and 30 mph possible, but mainly dry weather is expected, even with the weak front moving through the area.
Wednesday looks to be pretty similar to Tuesday with highs in the upper 50s to upper 60s. There will be a small chance for some mainly rain showers late Wednesday into Wednesday night.
Thursday will be a transition day as temperatures across the state will have a large spread, with highs in the 30s in northwestern Nebraska to near 80° in southeastern Nebraska. For North Platte and the surrounding area, temperatures will likely top out in the mid 50s with breezy winds eventually turning to the north and northwest behind a strong cold front pushing through the area. Another round of rain and snow showers will be possible Thursday night into the overnight hours where one of the coldest nights of the fall season is expected. Low temperatures by Friday morning could be in the upper teens to lower 20s across Greater Nebraska.
Behind the front for Friday and into the weekend, temperatures will be well below average, with highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s for North Platte.
Keep an eye on the weekend forecast as longer range models continue to advertise a strong storm system potentially impacting the state with breezy winds and accumulating snowfall potentially returning to the forecast.
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