Cloudy start, but clearing on Thanksgiving
The middle of the holiday week’s festivities ended up in the upper 50s temperature-wise. Southerly winds gusting upward of 25 miles per hour helped Lincoln to see another mild afternoon. However, a passing cold front Wednesday into the start of Thursday will bring more cloud cover and temperatures in the upper 20s.
Just ahead of the cold front, some light and brief drizzle is possible, mainly to the southeast of Lincoln. The isolated patches will not see much and it will quickly move out by the early morning hours on Thanksgiving. In terms of traveling on the holiday, much of eastern Nebraska looks to remain dry.
The “spread” of temperatures on Thanksgiving will start with lower 30s in the morning with 40s by the afternoon. Clouds will linger in the morning, but we should see clearing by the afternoon and into the evening, enough for some pleasant conditions by lunch and dinner.
Winds behind the cold front will be out of the north northwest and be gusting at times up to 30 miles per hour. With colder air and breezy conditions, temperatures in the 40s will actually feel like temperatures in the 30s throughout the day.
Following Thanksgiving and our slight dip in temperatures, we will recover some of the warmer conditions with 50s returning for both Friday and Saturday with more sunshine. The next good chance for some precipitation will come from a system looking to track through Nebraska Tuesday into Wednesday. With it, there could be mixed precipitation and snow showers, but the place of where the system tracks will be important heading into next week.
Meteorologist Jessica Blum