Regional Weather Summary
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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Wichita KS
348 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

A low pressure system is moving through the Central Plains which is
bringing a mixed bag of weather conditions. This afternoon cooler
air behind the system has dropped temperatures to around freezing
for Nebraska, northeast Colorado and northwest Kansas. While
Nebraska is experiencing snow, southern Kansas has temperatures in
the 70s. North to northeasterly winds are at speeds of 10 to 20mph
on the back of the system and similar speeds occurring on the other
side of the warm frontal boundary with a southwesterly direction.

There are chances of thunderstorms this evening for central Kansas
which could be strong to severe. Any storms that develop could
produce nickel to quarter sized hail and wind gusts to 60mph.
Otherwise Nebraska will stay in the snow for tonight. Check the
winter storm warning for further details. The surge of cooler air
will spread to most of the Central Plains with overnight lows
falling to the upper teens to lower 20s in western Nebraska, eastern
Colorado and western Kansas. Areas further east will drop to the
30s. Northerly winds will be breezy tonight with speeds of 10 to
25mph and gusts of 35 to 40mph.

The well above normal temperatures in the 70s will be gone for the
last day of the work week. High temperatures are not expected to get
above freezing for Nebraska, northeast Colorado and northwest
Kansas. The rest of the Central Plains will reach around 40 degrees.
Nebraska will continue to accumulate snow as this system moves
northeast. Northerly winds will stay breezy through the day to add
to the chill factor with sustained speeds of 20 to 30mph.

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