Freeze Watches & Warnings Issued For Area Counties

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FREEZE WARNING for Gage, Johnson counties in Nebraska.
FREEZE WATCH for Washington county in Kansas.

A freeze warning has been issued for Thursday night into Friday. Cover or bring in sensitive plants. Freezing temperatures are also expected Friday night through Saturday morning for all of eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa.

A cold front is on track to move through the area on Thursday with chances for showers and thunderstorms. There could even be a few snowflakes mix in with the rain across north central Kansas Thursday night. But the big change will be the much colder temperatures behind the front which could be 20 to 30 degrees colder from Thursday to Friday. Gusty northwest winds will make temperatures on Friday feel even colder. The good news is the cold blast looks to be temporary and the weekend is shaping up to be sunny and mild.

Thunderstorms are possible today and again on Thursday as a cold front moves through. There is some potential a few of the storms get strong enough to produce some hail and gusty winds on both days.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.