Clouds return by evening; Thursday snow chance
Although we’re waking up to sunshine on Wednesday morning, the sky will take on a different look by the end of the day. We keep mostly sunny skies through the early afternoon in Lincoln, but by the evening commute, skies will turn mostly cloudy. These clouds will be moving from west to east, so we expect clouds to arrive sooner to the west.
High temperatures will vary across the area, but I suspect Lincoln will top out in the low to mid-50s. Highs may be a touch cooler to the north and warmer to the south.
Cloud cover remains overnight, and will stick around on Thursday. Temperatures will back off temporarily, and there’s also a chance to see snow. Most versions of Stormcast show a narrow snow band in southern Nebraska on Thursday morning and afternoon.
I believe the dominant precipitation type will be snow, but enough warm air may move in during the afternoon to see some raindrops or sleet/graupel pellets mixing in.
It will be a narrow snow band, so you may find yourself completely dry if it doesn’t set up over your location. Even if you don’t see snow, someone nearby probably will see it. An inch or two can’t be ruled out for areas that get caught under the snow band, and that’s on the higher end of things.
This is what one version of Stormcast suggests. The axis of snow totals will probably shift around a bit by the time all things are said and done, but the main takeaway is that someone in southern Nebraska may find themselves under this axis.
We’ll be monitoring things for the time being, but this doesn’t look like a major winter storm per our latest look.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron