Light precipitation chance starting Tuesday evening
If you’re seeking sunshine on Tuesday, you’ll have to find it somewhere else. We expect cloudy skies for the vast majority of the day. This will help stabilize temperatures. Highs will likely be in the lower and middle-40s around Lincoln, with 30s for highs possible farther to the west.
Most of the day on Tuesday appears dry. However, precipitation chances begin to increase on Tuesday evening. This will likely be in the form of some spotty rain/drizzle. Especially in areas farther north/west, it may be cold enough to see snow mixing in. Stormcast depicts the spotty nature of this moisture on Tuesday night pretty well.
We’ll still be dealing with spotty, off and on, precipitation on Wednesday in eastern Nebraska as well. Again, the dominant precipitation type will likely be in the liquid form closer to Lincoln, but more frozen varieties may mix into the north/west.
Overall liquid-equivalent accumulations will be very light through Wednesday night. Some areas could see as little as a few hundredths of an inch, with luckier locations closer to 0.1″ or slightly higher.
By Thursday, an upper-level disturbance will be passing through. This brings renewed rain and snow chances to the area, with snow to the north and rain to the south. Lincoln will probably find itself very close to the transition region. As a result, snow totals may be fairly limited in Lincoln.
The best chance to see over 4″ of snow accumulation through Thursday will be in northern Nebraska. The overall chances for an impactful snowstorm are low as of now in southern Nebraska.
Nevertheless, we’ll keep an eye on the latest trends and let you know if anything changes.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron