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