Afternoon temperatures continue to climb this week

Southeast Nebraska jumped from temperatures in the 30°s Monday to the 50°s Tuesday.  Afternoon readings will keep climbing through Christmas Eve.

Clear skies tonight and high pressure overhead will send temperatures back down to the teens for Wednesday morning.  So, a chilly start to the day.  Under sunny skies, and winds shifting around out of the south/southwest, temperatures will climb in to the lower and middle 50°s.

Winds will remain out of the southwest Wednesday night, aiding in keeping temperatures much above normal overnight — lows will be in the middle 20°s to lower 30°s.

Thursday will start out mostly sunny but mid/high level clouds will start streaming in overhead by afternoon.  Even with clouds in place temperatures will once again go back to the middle to upper 50°s for the afternoon.

A cold front is projected to pass through the area early next week allowing a push of cooler air to the state.  This should send temperatures to below normal levels for the end of 2021.

– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer

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