Cold overnight lows allowing some to enter frost/freeze territory
Despite stubborn clouds hanging around initially, the clouds finally managed to break late Saturday afternoon. The addition of sunshine to the picture quickly pushed temperatures into the lower-60s.
The clearing trend will continue overnight and into Sunday morning. The combination of clear skies and light winds will allow temperatures to get cold. We’re foreasting a low of 37° in Lincoln – one degree above the record low! Cooler air to the west will allow our western locations to enter frost/freeze territory.
A Freeze Warning is in effect for the purple-shaded counties overnight Saturday through 9 a.m. Sunday. Some of the affected locations include Broken Bow, Greeley, Ord, Elk Creek, and Lexington. In these locations, low temperatures may fall into the upper-20s to low-30s.
A Frost Advisory is in effect for the blue-shaded counties Saturday night through 9 a.m. Sunday. This includes the Tri-Cities, Hebron, Red Cloud, Columbus, and Norfolk. Temperatures should fall into the low to mid-30s in these areas.
While Lincoln is not included in any of these alerts, temperatures will still be cold enough to support patchy frost. You’ll still want to take action to protect sensitive vegetation.
We should see sunshine for much of the day on Sunday, although clouds begin to approach during the evening hours. We’re forecasting a high in the upper-60s to near 70° in Lincoln.
Another wave of clouds and rain arrives on Monday. We should be cool and cloudy on Monday and Tuesday, with scattered showers possible. By the end of next week, we crack the cool spell and temperatures will return above average.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron