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Weather Summary for Portions of the Central Plains
National Weather Service Hastings NE
1248 PM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

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. It
will be 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 Nebraska...to the mid to upper 50s in the Tri Cities
area...to 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 I-80...to the low and mid 60s in north central Kansas.

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