Published: Thu, January 14, 2021

Windy and chilly Thursday!

Windy and chilly Thursday!

A mix of wintry precipitation arrives Thursday afternoon, which could include a little freezing drizzle along with a rain and snow mixture.

Wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour are possible across all of western and north-central Nebraska Wednesday night through Friday evening.

NWS has issued a wind advisory in effect from 9 a.m. -6 p.m. Thursday for the following counties in our area. Gusts in these areas could top 65-75 miles per hour.

The early forecast for the weekend shows sunny skies with high in the low 50s.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 20s; High: 30s. The strongest winds are expected Thursday and Friday afternoons.

Hazards: Strong northwest winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour will be possible late Wednesday night through Friday evening across all of western and north-central Nebraska.

Eastern Montanans will still be windy with winds gusting up to 70 miles per hour.

The uneventful weather is likely to continue through the weekend, with clear skies and highs in the low 40s. Sustained winds will approach 35-45 miles per hour throughout the event. A few snow showers will be possible overnight tonight and into Thursday morning, but mostly across the Central Mountains.

The cold front that brought these extreme winds is moving out of the Treasure State and headed east.

There is a chance for a couple of snow showers Monday.

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