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Weather Summary for Portions of the Central Plains
National Weather Service Hastings NE
656 AM CDT Sat Mar 18 2017

From a very basic perspective...the 7-day forecast for our local
area of South Central Nebraska and North Central Kansas can be
broken into three general parts. Starting with Part 1...this
weekend...the highlight will be seasonably warm and dry conditions.
Today will feature mostly sunny skies with highs somewhere in the
60s across most of the area. South winds will on the increase this
afternoon...at speeds of 10 to 20 MPH with higher gusts. Sunday
still looks like it will be the outright-warmest day of the
forecast...although it may not be quite as warm as expected a few
days ago thanks to the possibility of lingering morning clouds being
slow to vacate. Nonetheless...highs should at least make it into the
70s most areas...with 80s most favored in southern and western
counties. The second part of the 7-day forecast arrives Monday
through Wednesday. For one...there will be a cooling trend with
highs decreasing from primarily the 60s on Monday to only around 50
degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday. In addition...while Monday should
be dry...Tuesday and Wednesday will feature chances for mainly light
rain...perhaps mixing with a few wet snowflakes during the overnight
and morning hours. At this time though...little to no snow
accumulation is anticipated. Finally...the third and potentially
most interesting part of the 7-day forecast arrives for Thursday and
Friday...in the form of a large...strong low pressure system. While
the details are far from settled with this weather system...there
appears to be a halfway decent chance for fairly widespread and
much-needed rainfall...along with some thunderstorms. It is even
possible that a few of these thunderstorms could end up being on the
stronger side. Be sure to stay up to date with the latest forecasts
for next week...and as always expect at least minor changes...as
newer computer model data gradually helps bring things into better
focus.

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