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AWUS83 KGID 171132

Weather Summary for Portions of the Central Plains
National Weather Service Hastings NE
631 AM CDT Fri Mar 17 2017

Early on this Friday morning...temperatures across our local area of
South Central Nebraska and North Central Kansas were running 5 to 15
degrees milder than 24 hours ago...with readings mainly in the upper
30s to mid 40s. Looking ahead through today and the upcoming
weekend...the main themes of the weather forecast involve a
continuation of dry conditions and seasonably-mild
temperatures...with Sunday actually featuring downright
balmy...near-record values. Focusing first on today...thanks to the
passage of a weak cold front...afternoon highs will be a little
cooler...but still ranging from the mid 60s to near 70. It will a
bit breezy from the north...especially north and east of the Tri
Cities where some afternoon gusts to 25 MPH or higher will promote
near-critical fire weather conditions. On Saturday...temperatures
will be relatively similar to today...and it will a little windy
again...but this time out of the south...with afternoon gusts to
around 30 MPH likely...especially west of the Highway 281 corridor.
Sundays weather then looks to be somewhat similar to what we saw
yesterday...but even warmer...with high temperatures likely to soar
into at least the low 80s across most of the local area...and
possibly even near 90 degrees in far southern and southwest
locations such as Plainville Kansas and Cambridge Nebraska. Despite
this near-record weather concerns do not
look overly-high at this time due to relatively modest wind speeds
and a little bit more humidity than we have seen lately. Looking
ahead into the longer range forecast for next week...the biggest
story is that a strong low pressure system appears to have the
potential to bring some much-needed rain...and perhaps even some
thunderstorms to the local area mainly around Thursday. Prior to
this larger system...there may also be a few chances for lighter
precipitation earlier in the work-week...mainly in the form of rain.

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