Cooler on Monday; Unsettled for the rest of the week
Low clouds have overspread the area early Monday, and in some areas, we are dealing with dense fog. While the low cloud cover will hold on for the first part of the day, we expect the sun the poke out in southern Nebraska during the afternoon.
The sunshine will help push highs into the upper-40s and low-50s in some communities. Temperatures should be a touch cooler to the north, where clouds have a better chance of being more stubborn.
No matter how much clearing you see on Monday afternoon, the clouds will return on Monday night. Skies will be overcast on Tuesday, and they will remain that way for several days.
TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY
As early as late Tuesday afternoon, some light precipitation will become possible in eastern Nebraska. This potential remains with us Tuesday night through Wednesday. The type will be somewhat of a wildcard. I suspect we’ll see some drizzle, with some wintry forms of precipitation mixing in.
Any accumulations should be very light, with liquid-equivalent amounts for most under 0.2″ through Wednesday night.
For those able to see snow, snow accumulations will also be very light through Wednesday night. We’re looking at under 1″ for most of the state, with locally higher amounts possible in the northern tip of the state.
Thursday is when we have the best opportunity to see heavier precipitation this week. Snow will be a better bet to the north, with rain to the south.
Lincoln will probably be pretty close to the rain/snow dividing line. Early indications point toward more significant snow accumulations to the north of Lincoln on Thursday. This is something we’ll be closely watching throughout the week.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron