Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Hastings, NE
AWUS83 KGID 261157
Weather Summary for Portions of the Central Plains
National Weather Service Hastings NE
556 AM CST Sat Nov 26 2016
It was another quiet and mainly clear night across the local South
Central Nebraska and North Central Kansas area...with pre-dawn
temperatures averaging somewhere between the mid 20s and mid 30s.
Looking ahead forecast-wise...today will clearly be the
overall-nicest...mildest day for at least another week...and
probably longer. More specifically...under mostly sunny skies...high
temperatures this afternoon are expected to climb within a few
degrees either side of 60 across the entire local area. Breezes will
average 5 to 15 MPH from the south-southwest...with some higher
gusts possible especially south and east of the Nebraska Tri Cities.
Turning to Sunday...an abrupt change in the weather will occur as a
quick-moving...strong low pressure system races into the Central
Plains out of the Rockies. During the morning...low clouds and
perhaps some drizzle will overtake the area. Then during the
afternoon and evening...there are increasing chances for rain
showers and even some rare...late-November thunderstorms. In
fact...although not a sure thing...there is even an outside chance
that a few of these storms could become severe in parts of the area.
Of more certainty is that it will become windier area-wide...as
south winds crank up ahead of the approaching low pressure center.
Sustained speeds Sunday afternoon will average at least 20 MPH in
most places...with stronger winds near 30 MPH with higher gusts
favored in North Central Kansas. Chances for showers and
thunderstorms will end by late Sunday evening...and for the most
part...the rest of the upcoming week looks mainly dry. That being
said...with the upper air pattern remaining fairly active...do not
be surprised if later forecasts eventually mention small chances for
light rain or light snow here or there. No matter what...most of
next week is looking seasonably-chilly...with high temperatures
especially from Tuesday onward only topping out between the upper
30s and mid 40s.