Record-breaking cold possible on Monday night
Monday started off on a very chilly note, with morning lows several degrees below freezing across the area. The afternoon will feature a chill to the air as well, with high temperatures in the upper-40s to low-50s.
There may be a few passing clouds, but the sky will be dominated by sunshine. Winds on Monday will be out of the north and northwest, perhaps gusting up to 25 mph.
Temperatures continue to tumble as we head into Tuesday. We’re forecasting a low temperature in the upper teens for Lincoln on Tuesday morning. This would break the record low of 21° set back in 1972.
While wind speeds will not be too high, there will be enough of a wind to cause a wind chill. Wind chills below 15° are a possibility early Tuesday, with a few single-digit readings not out of the question.
This cool stretch will last through about Wednesday. By the weekend, highs will likely be in the upper-70s and lower-80s.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron