Chilly & windy St. Patrick’s Day forecast 3/17/2021
St. Patrick’s Day is off to a chilly and foggy start! Widespread fog is resulting in a bit of drizzle across southeast Nebraska this morning and temperatures are sitting in the 30s. As we head into the afternoon, wind speeds will quickly increase out of the north and gusts could peak around 35 mph. High temperatures will only reach the low 40s as a result and our chance for rain will increase as we head into the evening. The heaviest of the rain will fall in the far southeast counties with Lincoln getting few spotty showers. The rain will continue to fall overnight tonight in the far southeast and a few snowflakes are also possible. Gusty wind speeds stick around overnight tonight and temperatures fall down to the low 30s. We finally dry out and sunshine returns tomorrow with warmer temperatures! This trend lasts into the weekend and some of us could even see highs in the low 70s by Sunday.
- TODAY: Mist and sprinkles will linger into the afternoon and evening across southeast Nebraska. Late this evening, far southeast counties will see scattered showers that will eventually turn into snowflakes overnight tonight. HIGH: 43
- THURSDAY: The sun is back! Temperatures will be a bit warmer and will return to the low 50s thanks to the sunshine. It will be windy though! Gusts will peak near 40 mph in some spots. HIGH: 51
- FRIDAY: Mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 50s. HIGH: 56
- SATURDAY: Blustery wind speeds return out of the south. While annoying, this will help boost temperatures to unseasonably warm highs. HIGH: 63
- SUNDAY: More strong southerly winds, with temperatures flirting with the low 70s. HIGH: 70
Meteorologist Brittany Foster