Warm and breezy with Red Flag Warnings Wednesday; Some snow accumulation expected Thursday
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) -After a warm and sunny day Tuesday, conditions will continue that way for the day Wednesday with some fire concerns for the viewing area. This will all change Thursday as we will see a tremendous cooldown with a storm system moving through, giving us our potential first snowfall for the year.
Due to an area of high pressure that is to our south and east, this is going to allow for temperatures to be 20 degrees above average for this time of year, with highs in the 70s and winds out of the south and east about 5 to 15 mph. With these breezy conditions and preacendent dry conditions, this poses the threat for some fire concerns with a Red Flag Warning in effect from 12 p.m. MDT Wendesday until 6 p.m. MDT Wednesday. Overnight Wednesday, temperatures will drop down into the 20s and 30s with an increase in cloud cover.
During the day Thursday, a strong cold front, along with an area of low pressure, will be pushing through the viewing area and this will drop temperatures down into the 30s and 40s, which is 10 to 20 degrees below normal for this time of year. With the passage of the front and also with a high pressure system to our north, this will allow for a frontegensis band to develop over the area, this is going to allow for some snowfall to develop here across the Panhandle, making it our first signifciant snowfall this season. The amount of snow could be between 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts. The timing of the snow will start in the afternoon hours Thursday and will end by the overnight hours Thursday.
During the day Friday into Saturday, as our new area of high pressure sets in, this will clear things out and temperatures will be on the climb between Friday into Saturday, with temperatures reaching in the 60s Saturday.
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