Rain chances set up for Tuesday afternoon
As you start to plan your day on Tuesday, high temperatures throughout southeastern Nebraska will depend on the timing of a cold front bringing precipitation with it. As cloud cover increases and the rain comes, solar heating will slow and the atmosphere will cool so highs will struggle to make it to the 70s the farther west you go. Closer to Lincoln where skies will be partly cloudy to start before more clouds roll in, highs are expected to be in the upper 70s if not low 80s for extreme southeastern cities.
A boundary that has been tracking across the state for a few days now is finally making it into eastern Nebraska by this afternoon. With it, there will be chances to see rain in the later afternoon hours and lasting throughout the evening. A secondary boundary will likely catch up to the first by this evening, stretching the chance to see rain through the early morning hours for Wedneday.
Rain chances will continue this evening with an isolated rumble of thunder not out of the question. Winds will start to shift to be out of the west tonight before another shift out of the north on Wednesday that will start to bring the much cooler air mass our way. Overnight lows with showers possible through the early morning hours Wednesday will slide into the lower 50s.
Besides the system moving through Tuesday afternoon and evening, another strong front will pass Thursday into Friday dropping low temperatures close to freezing. Daytime high temperatures will drop as well as a result, with highs only in the 50s expected for Friday. Frost will be possible Friday morning, with a greater likelihood Saturday morning.
Meteorologist Jessica Blum