Tuesday Forecast: Windy and wet weather expected into Tuesday, Tuesday night
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Windy and potentially wet weather is expected as we head into the day on Tuesday as a vigorous upper level trough is set to swing through the central and southern plains.
There will be a brief window where we could see some severe weather across the area. The SPC has outlined parts of the KNOP coverage area under a marginal and slight risk for severe weather for Tuesday evening and Tuesday night. The main threats would likely be large hail up to around 1″ in diameter and 60 MPH wind gusts.
The wind will be the other issue over the coming days as breezy to windy weather is expected through the middle of this week. Winds will be out of the southeast into Tuesday afternoon with gusts up to 40 MPH or more possible. Winds then turn to the north and northwest into Tuesday night and through the day on Wednesday with sustained winds at 15 to 30 MPH with gusts to 40 MPH or more. Even into the day on Thursday, breezy northwest winds are expected across the area.
Thanks for variable cloudiness as well as the approaching upper level trough and surface low pressure system, temperatures will range anywhere from the low 60s to near 80° by Tuesday afternoon. Across southwestern Nebraska where we are expecting some afternoon sunshine, temperatures should reach the upper 70s to near 80°. Cooler weather is expected further to the north and to the east.
Temperatures settle into the upper 50s to low 60s for Wednesday and Thursday to go along with the blustery weather. Temperatures will briefly warm to the mid 60s for Friday and Saturday before another cold front sends temperatures into the upper 40s to low 50s into Halloween weekend and into early next week. Some of the longer range models do indicate the POTENTIAL for some snow across the region Sunday into Monday of next week - something we will monitor closely in the weather center this week. At this time though it is still much too far away to be making any forecast predictions of potential snow.
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