LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – All eyes are on a winter storm system that is expected to have a huge impact on the region as 2022 approaches.
Calm but cold conditions are expected across the region Wednesday evening… with low temperatures falling into the teenage years for most of us.
Thursday should turn out to be pretty decent. Scattered morning fog should give way to mostly sunny skies as the day progresses. It will be a bit windy … but those 10-25mph southwest winds should help warm up in the 30-40s in the afternoon. Some 50 weak ones can appear in southwestern Nebraska.
A cold front will cross the state on Friday … bringing much colder air to the country from 10-11. Friday’s highs will go from teens in the north … to 30 in the southeast.
Even colder conditions are expected for Saturday as a winter storm hits the central plains. High temperatures will be affected by snow and wind expected in the region from Friday evening to Saturday. Saturday highs will struggle to hit single digits and teens … Friday night and Saturday wind chill readings are expected to be between -15 ° and -25 °.
As the winter storm leaves the area, the sun is expected to return on Sunday. Very cold wind chills will persist until early Sunday morning … with afternoon readings ranging from teens … to the 20s … to the 30s … and even into their forties.
The temperature impacts of this weekend winter storm carry a high confidence level … it will be the COLDEST air of the season for many … the “potential” for snowfall is still a bit a question mark. Our mid to long range weather models continue to report a “moderate” snowfall event for much of the region … with the possibility of heavy snowfall … starting Friday evening and continuing through Saturday afterwards. – midday … “… the exact” track “… and the” quantities “of snow remain elusive at this time. Be aware that ANY snow that falls will be accompanied by gusts of wind (blowing snow) … and extremely cold temperatures … which creates dangerous travel conditions … so stay up to date with our latest forecasts throughout the week . along.
Once this system leaves the area … and the “brutal” cold from Saturday night to Sunday morning is behind us … weather conditions should improve early next week.
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