Cold front shifts winds and bring cooler air

What a day!  Thursday saw temperatures in the 70°s throughout Nebraska – temperatures running 15° to 35° above the normal high temperature for the date.  New record high temperatures were established in Lincoln, Broken Bow, Grand Island, Hastings, Imperial, Kearney, and North Platte.  Lincoln made it to 72°, breaking the previous record (68° – 2012).

A cold front will pass through Nebraska overnight in to Friday morning.  Once the front passes, winds will shift around to the north, ushering in “cooler” air.  While yes, it will be cooler than Thursday, temperatures will reach the upper 50°s to around 60°.  That is still 12° to 18° above normal.

Cooler air will be more noticeable this weekend as temperatures will struggle to get out of the 40°s.  Another cold front will pass Sunday.  Temperatures will quickly warm to around 50° by late morning/early afternoon.  Then cooler air will begin to move in, slowly dropping temperatures in to the middle 40°s by late afternoon.

– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer

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