Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Blizzard warning area expands to take in Sioux City

AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS PUBLICLY DISTRIBUTED HANDOUT Some portions of the country are gearing up for a weekend of snow while others are preparing for record high temperatures
Nellie Chapman | 14 April, 2018, 02:40

The start of the three-on-three soccer season sponsored by the Abilene Parks and Recreation Department has been cancelled Saturday because of potential weather conditions. It's expected to reach New England, where temperatures could reach record highs.

In South Dakota, where a blizzard warning covered much of the state, authorities issued no-travel advisories for many highways and closed much of Interstate 90 in the western half of the state.

Temperatures along the Front Range will top out around 40 degrees, a almost 40-degree drop from yesterday's high temp of 79 in Denver.

A powerful storm system will continue to batter Colorado for another day before lifting away from the state.

A Wind Advisory is in effect for portions of central and east central Kansas through 7 p.m. Friday with wind gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour expected.Current weather forecasts predict blizzard conditions in much of Northwest Kansas Friday through Saturday. Areas northwest of Sioux City could get pummeled much harder, as Yankton, South Dakota, might see a foot of snow.

Zones at risk for severe thunderstorms on Friday
Zones at risk for severe thunderstorms on Friday

In north central Nebraska, there were thunderstorms and a chance for hail.

Fire weather outlook for April 13, 2018.

Denver and the Front Range will see scattered snow showers along with wind and cold to end the week but no significant accumulations are expected.

A special weather alert was also issued for some portions of NY. Places in NE Iowa will take the longest to transition, which may not occur until Saturday afternoon.