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Tuesday Forecast: More mild January temperatures

Published: Jan. 11, 2021 at 3:40 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 12, 2021 at 12:39 PM CST
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The warmest weather of the new year is expected over the next two days across the state as very mild January temperatures are on the menu. Look for highs on Tuesday to generally sit in the lower to middle 50s across the coverage area with sunny skies and west winds at around 10 to 15 MPH.

Very mild January weather is expected on Tuesday with highs in the 50s.
Very mild January weather is expected on Tuesday with highs in the 50s.(KNOP)

Even warmer weather is then on tap as we head into the day on Wednesday where most of the area could see highs reach the lower 60s! Skies will be mostly to partly sunny and winds will be a bit breezy from the west at 10 to 20 MPH.

Highs are expected into the mid 50s to low 60s on Wednesday - the warmest day we will have had...
Highs are expected into the mid 50s to low 60s on Wednesday - the warmest day we will have had in 2021 so far.(KNOP)

Changes will arrive Wednesday night into Thursday as a strong storm system will skirt the area. While some light rain and snow showers are possible in the northern parts of the state, the main impact for most of the coverage area will be very strong winds from the northwest. Increasing wind gusts are expected Wednesday night into Thursday and Friday, with wind gusts up to 60 MPH possible at times.

Temperatures will also tumble as the system pulls colder air into the region with highs on Thursday falling to the upper 30s and lower 40s and then into the 30s on Friday, though it will feel much colder than that when we factor in the wind.

Mainly dry and slightly warmer weather is then on tap for the weekend with highs warming a bit into the lower 40s for North Platte with mainly dry weather for the weekend.

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