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AWUS83 KGID 191042

Weather Summary for Portions of the Central Plains
National Weather Service Hastings NE
542 AM CDT Thu Oct 19 2017

Early on this Thursday morning...skies were clear over our local
area of South Central Nebraska and North Central Kansas...and
temperatures were running cooler than 24 hours ago...with actual
lows expected to bottom out between the mid 30s and low 40s in most
spots. Forecast-wise through the next several days...overall very
little has changed. will be the most tranquil of
the next few days...with plenty of sunshine and only modest south
breezes of generally 10 to 15 MPH. It will again be rather warm for
mid-October...with highs topping out generally 77 to 82 degrees. On
Friday...while the daytime hours should remain dry...winds will
definitely crank up to another level out of the south...with
sustained speeds easily averaging 20 to 30 MPH and gusting to at
least 40 MPH at times...especially in north central Kansas. These
south winds will have multiple effects on our weather. For
one...they will usher in a bit higher humidity levels than we
normally experience this time of year. Also...they will help keep
overnight lows quite mild both tonight and Friday night...with most
places holding well up into the 50s or even 60s. Winds will remain
fairly strong into Saturday...but will switch to the northwest
behind a cold front surging across the Plains. While at least small
parts of our local area could see some rain showers or thunderstorms
Friday night into far the better chances for heavier
rain and thunderstorm activity will concentrate off to our east and
south...especially along an axis from Iowa and southeast
Nebraska...down across eastern Kansas and into Oklahoma. Once this
front passes...we will be looking at another stretch of dry...mild
and sometimes-windy weather that will last well into next week.

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