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AWUS83 KGID 181203

Weather Summary for Portions of the Central Plains
National Weather Service Hastings NE
703 AM CDT Wed Apr 18 2018

During the overnight hours...most of South Central Nebraska and a
small portion of north central Kansas saw a little light rain...with
perhaps a light dusting of snow in some north-northeast
counties...but overall this weather system was not a very big deal
locally. Turning to the forecast over the next four days or so...the
big stories include a return of rain chances Friday into
Saturday...and a continuation of at least slightly below normal
temperatures by mid-April standards. Going into greater detail...and
starting with today...other than perhaps a rogue flurry or will be dry but fairly windy. Northwest winds will
average sustained 20 to 30 MPH...with gusts commonly 30 to 40 MPH.
These brisk winds will only reinforce what will already be a fairly
chilly day in most areas...although high temperatures will vary
somewhat...ranging from only the low and mid 40s northeast of the
Nebraska Tri around 60 degrees in southern communities
such as Arapahoe Nebraska and Osborne Kansas where sunshine should
be more prevalent. This evening and tonight...winds will
diminish...setting the stage for a more tranquil Thursday featuring
mostly sunny skies...lighter winds of generally 10 to 15 MPH...and
high temperatures ranging from the mid 50s to low 60s. Following
this brief period of quieter weather...things gradually turn more
active again Friday into Saturday as a large...slow-moving low
pressure system passes by to our south. While at least small rain
chances are in the forecast for the day Friday in some areas...the
better and more widespread rain chances will not arrive until Friday
night into Saturday. Although it is still a bit too soon to really
pin down rain appears that counties north and east of
the Tri Cities will not see very much at all...while counties
generally south and west of the Tri Cities stand a better chance of
seeing roughly one-quarter to three-quarters of an inch. No matter
how much or how little it rains though...most folks are probably
just glad to hear that this next weather system is not expected to
produce any snow or ice...for a change.

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