Dry on Friday; More precipitation for Saturday
We have struggled to see sunshine in recent days, and Friday will be no exception. While some saw a few hours of clearing on Thursday night, low clouds have regained their foothold over the eastern half of the state as of Friday morning.
We may see some of the low clouds break as the day wears on, but there will be more middle-to-high clouds arriving from the west. As a result, we should be mostly cloudy on Friday. We have the potential to warm into the lower-40s by afternoon. Depending on the clouds, some areas may end up stuck in the 30s for highs.
While we stay completely dry on Friday, we’ll see an uptick in precipitation chances heading into Saturday morning. This activity will be moving from west to east. Lincoln’s highest chances will be from the mid-morning through the mid-afternoon.
Widely scattered areas of a wintry mix will be possible as early as Friday night in north-central Nebraska, but more widespread activity will develop closer to Saturday morning.
It appears that Lincoln will be just warm enough to see everything in liquid form. However, temperatures will be flirting with the freezing mark not too far to the north. More of a wintry mix mess will be likely closer to northeast Nebraska.
By late Saturday afternoon and early evening, the precipitation will have already exited. That sets us up for a drier Sunday, and we might finally see more sunshine.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron