Coldest air in nearly 9 months arrives Friday

Be sure you have your warm coat, hat, and gloves ready to go for Friday.  The coldest air southeast Nebraska has experienced in nearly 9 months arrives for the day.

Not only will it be cold, but winds will remain high overnight and through at least the first half of Friday.  Gusts to 40 mph will be possible overnight.  Forty-five to 50 mph wind gusts will be possible during the day, especially late Friday morning.  The wind should begin to ease Friday evening.

Due to the high winds, a Wind Advisory is in effect for Lancaster, Saline, and Seward counties until 6 p.m. Friday.  A High Wind Warning is in effect for Antelope, Blaine, Boone, Brown, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Howard, Keya Paha, Loup, Merrick, Nance, Sherman, Valley, and Wheeler counties until noon Friday.

It is the winds that will bring a shock to the system.  Wind chill values will be in the teens to lower 20°s Friday morning.  Throughout the day wind chills will struggle to reach the upper 20°s.

Regarding the air temperature, high temperatures will only be in the middle and upper 30°s Friday afternoon.  The last time Lincoln this cool was February 21, 2021.

– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer

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