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Dense fog to start the weekend...

Dense Fog Advisory now includes North Platte...
Published: Jan. 29, 2021 at 9:06 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 29, 2021 at 10:57 PM CST
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Conditions are again ripe for some morning fog across Southwest Nebraska including the North Platte area, which is now included in a DENSE FOG ADVISORY through Saturday morning for visibility down to a 1/4 mile or less.

Dense Fog Advisory has been expanded to include the North Platte and Hayes Center areas.
Dense Fog Advisory has been expanded to include the North Platte and Hayes Center areas.(KNOP)

Beyond the fog, low pressure will develop in Wyoming and Colorado today and as it strengthens will eventually begins its track through Southern Kansas. If it maintains that track it shouldn’t have a great deal of impact for Western Nebraska other than breezy conditions and cloudiness. East of roughly an Ainsworth to Broken Bow line, some freezing drizzle may be possible as the low pushes moisture over the melting snowpack.

Precipitation impact mainly Eastern third of the state.  Cloudy, breezy West....
Precipitation impact mainly Eastern third of the state. Cloudy, breezy West....(KNOP)

As an upper level ridge of high pressure builds east, the skies should begin to clear Saturday night leaving sunshine and warmer temperatures for Sunday into early next week.

Cloudy, breezy conditions in North with some morning fog.  North winds 15-25 gusting to 35 mph..
Cloudy, breezy conditions in North with some morning fog. North winds 15-25 gusting to 35 mph..(KNOP)

If we can get temperatures to the projected 40s and 50s early next week, we should make some good gains in melting off the snow...just in time for another potentially strong storm that appears to be taking aim on the region Wednesday and Thursday. Early indications show that besides snow, there may be strong winds to blow that snow around. Check back for the latest on this potentially impactful storm.

Potentially potent storm due in Wednesday night intoThursday, bringing snow and wind.
Potentially potent storm due in Wednesday night intoThursday, bringing snow and wind.(KNOP)

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