Cooler temperatures for the rest of the workweek

After a few days with highs in the 50s, temperatures will start to back off on Wednesday. We’re looking at highs in the low to mid-40s in Lincoln. However, temperatures may near 50° for some of our southern counties. It will likely be cooler farther north.

Wednesday Forecast

Clouds will be increasing, and wind speeds will steadily ramp up on Wednesday as well. We’re forecasting northerly winds at around 5-15 mph during the day. That said, winds will increase to the 15-20 mph range on Wednesday night, with gusts anywhere from 30-35 mph.

Wind Speeds - Wednesday Night

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SNOW?

The forecast challenge in recent days has been determining how Wednesday night’s storm system tracks. A lot of the data has come into better agreement, and we’re trending towards a solution that tracks farther south. This would take a lot of the moisture south along with it.

We can’t rule out a wintry mix transitioning over to snow on Wednesday evening for areas mainly south of I-80, but it probably won’t amount to much. There’s even a chance many areas stay completely dry. The “winners” for snowfall will be in western Nebraska where a few inches may accumulate on Wednesday.

Snow Forecast Through Thursday Morning

No matter what happens, we’ll cool off for a few days. Thursday will likely be our coolest afternoon with highs in the low to mid-30s. This cooldown will be brief, however. High temperatures should be back in the 50s for the weekend.

Meteorologist Malcolm Byron

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