A cooler pattern arrives; A chance for a few flakes on Sunday

Depending on where you live, Saturday was either a very warm day or quite chilly. It turned out to be on the chillier side in Lincoln as a storm system shifted east by out 50 miles than expected. This is not a big shift in the grand scheme of things, as these storm systems are often 600+ miles in size.

Skies clear overnight and into Sunday morning, we’re looking for a low near 24°. It will be a windy night as well.

Saturday Night Forecast

We should have some sunshine for the first part of the day on Sunday, but clouds return starting Sunday afternoon and especially Sunday evening. We’re looking for a high near 40°.

Sunday Forecast

Snow on Sunday?

Guidance suggests that some may see snow starting late Sunday afternoon, going into the evening and overnight hours. I suspect that a “dry corridor” may set up somewhere in southeast Nebraska. If you get caught in this corridor, you’d be nestled in a pocket where snow is falling to your west and to your east, but not in your location. Stormcast shows the result of the “dry corridor” in a scenario where it sets up over Lincoln.

Snow Accumulation Potential - Sunday Afternoon Through Monday Morning

The trick is determining where this “corridor” sets up. I believe there’s a chance that Lincoln finds itself in this corridor, but we’ll have to monitor the latest trends as new data comes in. We’re are not ruling out snow showers late Sunday.

We remain cool through most of next week. The next weather maker appears to arrive on Thursday. That system brings us our next chance to see some flakes.

Meteorologist Malcolm Byron

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