Monday Evening Weather Update; October 19, 2020

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with areas of patchy frost possible.  Temperatures will drop to the middle 30°s.  Lincoln Low Temperature: 34°

TUESDAY:  Partly to mostly cloudy and warmer.  Temperatures should reach the middle 50°s to around 60°.  Lincoln High Temperature: 55°


Things start to get more active in southeast Nebraska’s weather Wednesday.  Scattered showers will be possible as we go through the afternoon and in to the night.

By Thursday computer models suggest an area of low pressure developing over eastern Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska.  Extending out ahead of the low will be a warm front that passes over portions of Nebraska.  South of the warm front, and ahead of the surface low, temperatures will surge to the middle 70°s to near 80°.  Temperatures will be much, much cooler immediately north/northwest of the warm front and surface low.  A line of thunderstorms may develop over portions of southeast Nebraska before the front passes east.  We’ll have to keep an eye on Thursday evening as there could be a few strong to severe storms.

(Keep in mind, what I just mentioned in the previous paragraph is highly dependent on the location of the fronts.  If they are 40-60 in any other direction, temperatures and conditions could be significantly different.)

Our temperatures will drop 25° to 35° behind the system for Friday with highs only in the 40°s and temperatures dropping to the 20°s by Saturday morning.  Stay tuned!

– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer

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