Brief warm-up Tuesday before big drop in temperatures for mid-week

Southeast Nebraska will enjoy mild, if not warm, temperatures Tuesday afternoon.  This will happen ahead of a cold front that will send temperatures tumbling downward – upwards of 60° cooler by Thursday morning.

Partly cloudy skies are expected for most of Tuesday.  Highs will range from the middle 50°s to lower 60°s.  While it will be warm, I think it will fall a few degrees short of record high temperatures in Lincoln.  The record high is 66° set in 1951.  I am forecasting a high of 58° for the capital city.

The cold front will start to pass late afternoon through Tuesday evening.  While it will take a bit of time for the colder air to arrive, temperatures will drop to the middle teens by Wednesday morning.  With a little wind, wind chills will be below zero Wednesday morning.

Wednesday should be a cold day.  Temperatures will struggle to reach 20° in Lincoln – it will reach the low 20°s further west in the Grand Island, Hastings, and Kearney.

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