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AWUS83 KGID 171148

Weather Summary for Portions of the Central Plains
National Weather Service Hastings NE
648 AM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

It was a quiet weather night across south central Nebraska and north
central Kansas...with only increasing high level clouds and low
temperatures holding up in the low to mid 30s. Focusing on the
shorter term forecast of the next 24 to 36 hours...there will be a
quick hit of precipitation tonight...along with a return of strong
northwest winds tonight into Wednesday. Starting with the daylight
hours will remain dry under generally partly cloudy
skies. It will be a bit breezy...with east-southeast winds averaging
10 to 20 MPH. In most areas high temperatures will be a bit warmer
than yesterday...but there will be a decent range...from around 50
degrees in the north around Ord the mid to upper 50s
in the Tri Cities the upper 60s and low 70s in north
central Kansas. This evening and overnight...the weather turns more
active thanks to a quick hitting disturbance. During the
evening...some places could see passing rain showers and even a few
non-severe thunderstorms. Later in the night...some of this rain
could transition to brief snow mainly north of Interstate 80...but
with little if any accumulation anticipated. Really though...the
bigger story tonight will be a surge of strong northwest winds
moving in behind a surging cold front. While much of the local area
could see gusts to at least 40 MPH at some point tonight...areas
mainly south of a line from Cambridge Nebraska to Smith Center
Kansas are more favored to see potentially damaging wind gusts of 50
to 60 MPH...and a High Wind Watch is in effect for these areas.
During the day Wednesday...any overnight precipitation will quickly
depart to the east...but it will remain quite windy area-wide...with
sustained speeds commonly 25 to 35 MPH and gusts up to around 45
MPH. It will also be a bit cooler than today...but like today...high
temperatures will vary from north to south...ranging from the upper
40s and low 50s north of the low and mid 60s in north
central Kansas.

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