A chilly and breezy St. Patrick’s Day
The weather is trending in a quieter direction on St. Patrick’s Day, although it will be on the chillier side. Temperatures will sit in the 20s for most of the morning, rising into 30s by afternoon. Northwest winds sustained at 10-20 mph with gusts pushing 30 mph will push wind chills into the 20s for most of the afternoon.
While we wake up to sunshine, skies could turn partly if not mostly cloudy as the morning progresses. We could also see some flurries embedded within these clouds. While this snowfall doesn’t look too significant, don’t be surprised if you come across a quick burst of snow.
High temperatures should be in the upper-30s to near 40° in Lincoln. A few areas may be successful in reaching the lower-40s, whereas temperatures will likely be a few degrees cooler to the north.
A backdoor cold front will pass through the area late Friday afternoon and early evening. This will bring another push of cold air to the region. On Saturday, we’ll be dealing with lows in the teens. Highs will be in the upper-20s to low-30s around Lincoln.
Fortunately, we start warming things up on Sunday. High temperatures should be well into the 50s by Monday, just in time for the official start of Spring.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron