Cold works out; Another warm up in store into the weekend
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Temperatures remain on a roller coaster-- going up and down as we get into mid- to late January. After a very mild start to the workweek, very cold air has filtered in from the arctic. We has a few snow showers, and highs only in the 20s for most. Over the next 48 hours, a warm front will move through, followed by a SW wind, and temperatures will be on the way back up, rising quickly through the 40s and even some 50s through the weekend. Other then a few more chances for some light rain/snow showers, we once again stay dry through the week.
An arctic high is moving to our east. The cold air is over us now, but will be on the way out by Thursday afternoon. Central NE will still be in the upper 20s, but out west we already have some 40s on the map with partly cloudy to sunny skies. Everybody gets in on the 40s for Friday, but that warm front will spark off some rain/snow showers from late morning into the afternoon, especially in the Panhandle.
Then through the weekend a strong high pressure system will work through. It will give us a southerly wind and more sunshine as highs rise through the mid-40s Saturday into the mid-50s for Sunday. We remain partly cloudy on Monday, but a cold front passing gets us back into the mid-40s.
There could be another very slight chance of snow showers Tuesday, but cooler air will be the main story with highs back into the 30s. However we are back to sunshine and the lower 40s for next Wednesday as we stay mainly dry.
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