Mild today; cold tomorrow with snow 1/4/2022
Southeast Nebraska is off to a much warmer start this morning! Current temperatures are in the low 30s and wind chill values for most are in the low 20s. This is much better than to those below zero wind chill values that we saw yesterday. We currently are dealing with clouds across the eastern half of the state, but they will gradually clear as we head further into your Tuesday afternoon and evening. This will lead to more sunshine that will melt any remaining snow leftover from this weekend. Highs will also be on the warmer side today, with most of the area warming into the mid to upper 40s. Highs are normally in the mid-30s for early January, so consider this warmth a little treat that will quickly go away! A cold front will move through the area later this afternoon and it will drop our temperatures overnight. Temperatures will plunge into the single digits tonight and wind speeds will increase this evening. A Wind Advisory will go into effect at 6 PM today and will remain in effect through 6 AM Wednesday. Wind gusts around 30-40 mph are expected during this time, so bring in any outdoor decorations if you haven’t yet. Temperatures struggle to warm into the 20s tomorrow and most of the area will likely only reach the upper teens. On top of the cold tomorrow, we could see some snow! Snow showers will start tomorrow afternoon and will continue into the early hours on Thursday. Most of the snow will fall in southwestern and central Nebraska, but the southeastern half of the state is on the edge of the system. This means that one minor shift in the track of the storm could bring snow into Lincoln. Don’t get excited though, because even if it does shift towards the area a bit more, snow totals won’t be impressive.
Meteorologist Brittany Foster