A chilly Monday, followed by a brief warmup
After seeing breaks in the cloud cover on Sunday, many are seeing those breaks filling back in as of Monday morning in eastern Nebraska. While we may have low clouds initially, they should gradually diminish as the morning progresses. By Monday afternoon, most will be dealing with mostly sunny skies.
Monday will still be chilly, however. High temperatures will be stuck in the 30s for many areas. We’re forecasting a high near 38° in Lincoln.
Although winds will diminish during the afternoon, there will be a breeze during the morning. This will produce a wind chill factor. Wind chills will be in the teens for most of the morning, rising into the 20s and perhaps low-30s by afternoon.
Winds will transition out of the south on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the wind speeds will ramp up once again. The southerly breeze will push temperatures into the 50s on Tuesday and 60s on Wednesday.
Unfortunately, the 60s will not last for long as a storm system rolls through the area. While we may start off on a warm note on Thursday, temperatures will fall through much of the day as a strong cold front passes.
This front may also bring some rain to the area, eventually transitioning to a wintry mix and/or snow as colder air continues to rush into the area. Areas of central Nebraska may end up seeing most of the precipitation fall in the form of snow. This will be something to watch, especially if you have travel plans through the state on Thursday.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron