Arctic air settles into Nebraska today and tomorrow 1/5/2022
Temperatures are MUCH colder this morning as much of southeast Nebraska has fallen into the single digits this morning. Strong northwesterly wind gusts around 30 mph, are making it feel more like 10 to 15 degrees below zero this morning! So make sure to bundle up the kids before they head outside for the bus stop. Temperatures will struggle to warm and break out of the teen today. Highs will only reach the mid-teens and wind chill values will hover around the zero degree mark all day. Plus, increasing clouds could result in a few snow showers this afternoon and evening. Far southeast Nebraska might not even see the flurries due to dry air, but chances increase further to the west. The Tri-Cities could see some light accumulation around 1-3″, but heavier totals are likely in southwestern Nebraska. Most of the state dries out overnight and temperatures plunge even more. Actual air temperatures will dip a few degrees below zero tomorrow morning with wind chill values around 15 degrees below zero. Highs tomorrow will also be the coldest for the week, with most of the area only reaching the low teens. We begin to warm Friday and into Saturday before our next cold front arrives. This will cool us near average for early next week.
Meteorologist Brittany Foster