Powerful Cold Front Expected Saturday
High Winds and Brief Rain/Snow Showers Expected Along the Cold Front
Watches and Warnings link (Image Above)
A powerful Pacific Wave disturbance aloft will pass across the intermountain West during the evening hours and push into Nebraska and the plains during the morning and afternoon Saturday. A very powerful cold front will accompany this system. High winds are expected along and beind this frontal surge with wind gusts into the 50-60 MPH range across the eastern Panhandle and portions of southwestern Nebraska as the front passes through. Much of central and northern Nebraska will see winds in the 35-50 MPH range with sustained strong northwest winds of 30-45 MPH through the remainder of the afternoon. Winds will slowly subside during the evening hours.
Forecast Wind Speed and Direction 6 AM, 9 AM, Noon, 3 PM CST
Precipitation will accompany this cold front with rain showers across southern and much of central Nebraska changing to snow showers briefly behind the front. Much of northern Nebraska will mainly see all snow with light accumulations possible. Areas across northern Sheridan County will see up to 1-2" of snow across the Pine Ridge area.
Forecast Surface Map
Forecast surface map shows the deepening surface low across the plains Saturday and the associated surgiung cold front across Nebraska.
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