Monday Evening Weather Update; October 12, 2020

TONIGHT:  Clear skies and cooler temperatures.  Lows will drop to the middle to upper 40°s.  Lincoln Low Temperature: 46°

TUESDAY:  Sunny skies and a little warmer.  Temperatures will top out in the mid-70°s.  Winds shifting from the north to the southeast sustained at 5 to 12 mph and gusts to 23 mph.  Lincoln High Temperature: 74°

We’ll have a mid-week warm-up with temperatures nearing 80° before a cold front passes.  That will be the story for the week.  A succession of cold fronts passing through Nebraska.  Each front will bring slightly cooler air.  The coldest day out of the next 10-days looks to be Sunday where temperatures may struggle to get out of the 40°s for some.

DID YOU KNOW:  Lincoln Airport measured a 76 mph wind gust Sunday evening.  Looking back through hourly records back to 1942 it appears this is the highest wind gust measured in Lincoln on October 11 according to records at the Midwest Regional Climate Center.

If I expand the search to all of October, it was the highest wind gust for the month of October since 1942.

– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer

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Twitter: @johndissauer

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