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A Cold Blast Hits the Heartland Saturday

Posted: 11:03 PM, Nov 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-16 05:25:35Z

We get to enjoy one additional mild, fall day before a strong cold front ushers in a big change for Saturday. We’ve been tracking two systems all week, and the first one arrives early Friday but only gives us a wind shift. However, the second one will get everyone's attention!

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Our highs will drop from the 50s on Friday to the upper 20s to near 30 on Saturday. There is a slight chance for a brief wintry mix and flurries early Saturday morning, but the main energy of the system is to our east, so we mainly get the cold and blustery conditions.

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Speaking of the wind, it will have the biggest impact on Saturday. Winds will be out of the north gusting to 15 to 30 miles an hour, which will create wind chill readings in the teens the entire day. I know there is still a lot of yard work to get done but you will need to hold off.
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It’s senior day for the Huskers, which means the last home game of the season. If you plan to head down for the game, you will need to dress in layers and wear your winter gear.

If there is a bright spot to the forecast, the system moves out quickly and the winds will be light on Sunday. Temperatures will still be on the chilly side, however.

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By early next week, we will experience a gradual warming trend, and by Thanksgiving temperatures are expected to be above average for a change.
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