2/21 – Rob Knight’s “Sunny & Windy” Friday Morning Forecast

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With the rain well east of the area, stronger winds continue to affect a large portion of the region. We are expecting a few more hours of stronger winds before they begin to wane some after midday. Much cooler air continues to filter into the area and high temperatures today will struggle to reach the mid-50s.

The concern shifts completely to the colder temperatures tonight as we have seen a several week stretch of warmer weather. That combined with the calendar approaching March warrants a freeze warning for a short period of time early tomorrow morning. Some of the locations in the warning may only see an hour or two of freezing temperatures, while some of the northernmost locations could see 5-7 hours. Temperatures should rebound tomorrow into the mid to upper 50s and could push 60 in a few spots. Overall a dry weekend is expected across the area.

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By Monday, an series of upper level disturbances will begin to take shape and move across the central Plains pushing a couple of cold fronts into the area. The first should clear the area by Monday night bringing elevated rain chances during the day Monday and into the evening hours on Monday. This would be good news for outdoor activities on Tuesday, as most of the rain would be well through the area before Tuesday morning. A second and much drier front would push through on Tuesday evening, dropping temperatures again on Wednesday before high pressure begins building back into the area.