Rain Wednesday; Turning cooler and windy for end of work week

A weather system will move out of the Rocky Mountains and bring a cold front across Nebraska Wednesday.  Temperatures will warm to the middle 50°s ahead of the front.  While a stray shower can’t be ruled out Wednesday morning, the bulk of rain coming Wednesday will fall during the afternoon.  Rain will come to an end Wednesday evening.

Once the front passes winds will shift around to the northwest.  Initially, colder air will lag behind the front.  By Thursday morning temperatures will drop to the 30°s.  Highs Thursday afternoon will be in the middle to upper 40°s and the upper 30°s to lower 40°s Friday.

It will be windy both Thursday and Friday with Friday having the higher gusts.  At times the winds could gust 30-40 mph.  Those speeds may be on the low side for Friday.  Regardless, this will create wind chill values in the 20°s throughout the day Friday.  By winter standards this isn’t terribly bad, however wind chill values have not been this low since April.  It will definitely be a shock to the system.

– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer

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