A cool Thursday; “Nuisance” precipitation chances going forward
After widely scattered showers in southern Nebraska late Wednesday, with snow farther north, we’re left with clouds early Thursday. While skies may remain cloudy for the first part of the day, we expect the sun to poke out as the day wears on.
While much of the afternoon features filtered sunshine, we’ll turn mostly sunny by late afternoon. Temperatures will run close to 10° below average, with highs in the upper-40s to near 50° across the area.
As the clouds decrease, so do the wind speeds. We expect the breezy northeast wind during the morning to diminish by afternoon, closer to the 5-10 mph range.
We’ve got a few more precipitation chances from Friday through Monday. These days will not be washouts but rather give us small precipitation chances that are enough to be a nuisance.
The first chance comes on Friday when isolated showers will become possible. These will likely affect areas to the west first but will spread east eventually. There will be several dry hours on Friday, and given the isolated nature of these showers, many will dodge them completely.
There are a couple of more precipitation chances through the weekend and on Monday. The details are still a bit fuzzy at this range, but it’s something we’re watching. If anything were to fall during the morning and evening hours on Sunday/Monday, I also wouldn’t be surprised to see a wintry mix.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron