NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - We see continued rain chances through the day Tuesday. Rain will be heavy at times with isolated thunderstorms possible, mainly though the afternoon hours today. The threat of severe weather in western Nebraska continues to diminish and while it cannot be completely ruled out, most thunderstorms will be of the general, garden variety.
A wintry mix and some light snow accumulations is expected in the Panhandle and Winter Weather advisories and Winter Storm Warnings are in place there through the day. Some parts of western Greater Nebraska could see some of the wintry mix, but accumulation of any frozen precipitation is not expected. Still, take it easy on the roads in these areas as slick spots may exist. This round of rain (and snow) begins to wrap up overnight tonight with a lingering leftover shower possible early Wednesday.
We will see a bit of a break in precipitation as we head through Wednesday with partly cloudy skies expected. Temperatures also look to rebound into the low and mid 60s mid-week. The dry period won't last long though, as showers and thunderstorms are back in the forecast Thursday.
This unsettled pattern looks to linger right into the upcoming holiday weekend... and perhaps even beyond. As we kick off Memorial Day Weekend on Friday, seasonal temperatures make a return, topping out in the mid 70s Friday afternoon. Middle 70s are expected across the area through Memorial Day. Both Friday and Saturday look to be generally dry and should make for pleasant conditions for outdoor activities, however rain and thunderstorms are again in the forecast for the end of the holiday weekend, on Sunday and Memorial Day. Those with outdoor plans need to pay attention to the forecast as it is continually updated this week.
TUESDAY: Areas of fog through the morning. Showers and isolated thunderstorms likely, wintry mix and snow possible to the west. Continued unseasonably cool with highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Breezy - northeast winds of 15 to 30 mph.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Rain with isolated thunderstorms continue into the evening, tapering off late in the night. Still quite chilly. Lows in the mid 30s to near 40. Winds becoming northwesterly at 15 to 30 mph gusting to 35 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Isolated early morning showers, mainly north, then becoming partly cloudy. A bit warmer with highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. West winds of 10 to 20 mph. Increasing cloudiness by late WEDNESDAY NIGHT with a 20% chance for showers after midnight.
THURSDAY: Cloudy with a 50% chance for rain and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and seasonal. Highs in the mid 70s.