Cold front to pass Wednesday morning leading to cooler day

Wednesday afternoon you will hear many saying, “What a difference a day makes.”  Temperatures Wednesday afternoon will likely be 20° or more colder compared to Tuesday.  Factor in the wind and it could approach feeling 30° colder.

A weather system moving through Nebraska Tuesday night will send a cold front through southeast Nebraska early Wednesday morning.  Current thinking is that the cold front will pass through Lincoln between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Before the front passes, temperatures will remain mild Tuesday night.  Temperatures will remain in the upper 50°s and low 60°s.  Once the front passes, winds will shift out of the west and cooler air will begin to filter in.  By 7 a.m. Wednesday temperatures should range from the middle 40°s in the Tri Cities to middle 50°s in Lincoln and Beatrice.

A low-level cloud deck will likely fill in and contribute to keeping temperatures lower throughout the day.  In fact, I am expecting temperatures to hold relatively steady through the day.  By 4 p.m. temperatures will range from the upper 40°s to lower 50°s.

Winds will gust 30 to 35 mph out of the west/northwest throughout the day.

– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer

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