A drearier end to the workweek
While the last several days have been very nice, Friday’s weather will be more dreary. Showers will be possible for much of the day, with the highest rain chances during the morning. Rain chances aren’t zero during the afternoon, but they drop off significantly.
Any afternoon rain would fall from lingering spotty showers. All showers come to an end by Friday night. Most of us are looking at up to 0.25″ as far as accumulations are concerned.
Friday’s temperatures will be tricky to pinpoint precisely. They will be closely tied to when the showers and cloud cover depart. No matter what, it will be a significantly cooler day.
Temperatures may end up stuck in the 40s for several hours, before attempting to rebound by late afternoon. Lincoln may warm into the lower-50s by the end of the day, with a potential to see the upper-50s farther west.
Skies will clear out on Friday night, and temperatures will drop off. We’re forecasting a low in the middle-30s in Lincoln, which is in frost territory. Frost Advisories are in place to the west of Lincoln for Friday night and Saturday morning.
Lincoln is very close to this, so I would take protective action for any sensitive vegetation just to be 100% safe. I would not be surprised if Frost Advisories were expanded east at some point.
The weekend forecast looks mostly quiet with highs in the low-70s on Saturday and low-60s on Sunday. We have had to add a spotty shower chance on Saturday. These will be hit-or-miss, so there will likely be many dry hours.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron