Friday Night Weather Update; October 16, 2020

SATURDAY:  Mostly sunny early with increasing clouds throughout the day.  Temperatures will top out in the low 70°s.  Winds will be sustained 10-15 mph out of the southwest, shifting to the north after a cold front passes.  Winds will be gusty at times, gusting to 25 mph.  Lincoln High Temperature:  72°

SEASON’S FIRST SNOW?

You’ve likely heard some chatter about snow coming to southeast Nebraska this weekend.  While there will be a chance for snow, don’t get your sleds out just yet.

Scattered showers will begin to move in to southeast Nebraska Saturday evening.  The showers will start to increase in areal coverage Saturday night.  As this happens, temperatures will begin to cool at both the surface and throughout the atmospheric column.  There remains some question as to how cool the column will get.  Over Lincoln high-resolution computer models suggest the air will be slightly below freezing from approximately 1,500ft to 3,000ft above the ground.  Below 1,500ft the air begins to warm back above freezing.

The better chance for “accumulating” snow, in the order of a dusting to several tenths of an inch, will be along and north of the Platte River.  Computer model data suggests the probability of snow for areas along and north of Platte River peaks around 18%-20%.

Meteorologist Liz Whalley will have updated forecasts here on KLKNTV.com and on Eyewitness News.

– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer

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