Big Weather Changes On The Way

The passage of a strong cold front late Wednesday afternoon across most of western and central Nebraska - will bring gusty northwest winds and sharply colder temperatures into the region tonight and Thursday.  Northwest winds of 25 to 35 miles an hour, with a few higher gusts, will be possible through the night - before wind speeds taper off toward morning.

For the remainder of the week and into the weekend, expect a large change in the weather pattern as a result of the frontal passage and much colder temperatures moving into the region.  From Thursday through Sunday, there will be several bouts of widespread freezing nighttime temperatures.  Both Saturday and Sunday mornings will have likely overnight temperatures at or below freezing. 

In addition, periods of light snow are possible from late Thursday night into Saturday morning.  Because of warm ground temperatures, any accumulating snowfall will be hard to find at least initially. However, up to an inch of snow is possible on grassy areas, across northwestern Nebraska and the western Nebraska Sand Hills during the day Friday. The best chances for any accumulating snow will be along the Pine Ridge and across parts of Sheridan County.

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