Gaining sunlight, but losing an hour to daylight saving time into Sunday
We have not seen the sun for a string of days now, and the messy wintry mix of this morning is finally pushing to the east. The overcast, gloomy look is about to change with the coming of daylight saving time.
Tonight is the night to set your clocks forward an hour before the start of Sunday. But even though we lose an hour of sleep, we will gain an hour of sunlight. By Sundy evening and beyond, the sun will set later than 7:30 p.m. each night.
Finally, we will clear out on Sunday to welcome back more sunshine. Temperatures will not have a chance to bounce back just yet, though. Winds will be sustained out of the north and at times be gusty, keeping a chill in the air. Temperatures have not varied much over the past few days, and that trend continues into the beginning of next week.
Looking across the state, winds will pick up in the morning and through the early afternoon, keeping the colder air in place. Gusts from 25-30 mph are possible for southeastern Nebraska, with higher gusts more likely to the north and east near the South Dakota border.
Even though we are colder than normal for the next couple of days, we start to look a lot better come Tuesday. We will quickly jump to highs in the 50s and 60s through the middle of this next week, staying dry for now.
And the 10-day forecast now includes St. Patrick’s Day on Friday and the beginning of spring come March 20th!
Meteorologist Jessica Blum