Lincoln Weather Update: Saturday, October 17

After a gorgeous Saturday with sunshine and highs in the 70s, conditions drastically change heading into Sunday behind a cold front that passed through Saturday afternoon.

Clouds will continue to increase through the evening and overnight. An upper-level wave will move across the state tonight giving an increased chance of rain. As temperatures drop, rain may begin that switch to snow by Sunday morning. Areas along and north of I-80 are more likely to see some light accumulations, especially in northern and western Nebraska. As ground temperatures are still warm, light accumulations around a trace to an inch possible on grassy areas.

As for Lincoln, no accumulation is expected but a light rain/snow mix will be possible Sunday morning. So you very well may see the first flakes of the season! The rest of Sunday stays cooler, cloudy and less breezy. Highs topping out in the upper 40s, compared to the low 70s of Saturday with north winds at 5-15 mph.

Looking ahead to next week, we will sit well below average as highs will generally be in the 50s, with lows in the 30s.

Liz Whalley

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