Snow mainly to our north, but arctic air coming this weekend
The pleasant, sunny weather that we saw to close out the week on Friday will be changing soon. By Friday night, snow starts west and moves eastward along the NE/SD border. Light snow will be possible in Lincoln, but most accumulating snow will fall to the north.
Increasing clouds and the timing of the next cold front will result in our warmest temperatures for Saturday seen just after midnight. Winds will pick up once again and gust up to 35 mph throughout the day Saturday. It’ll be a cold afternoon as the arctic air pools in from the north.
As pictured below, Winter Storm Warnings are in effect starting Friday night at 6 p.m. for northeast Nebraska. The rest of northern Nebraska is under a Winter Weather Advisory by the same time Friday night through Saturday night. Moderate snowfall and blowing snow are the main concerns this time around for these areas.
Most of the snow will fall in northeast Nebraska, with up to an inch possible as you get closer to I-80. Again, the snow starts Friday night and will taper off throughout the day on Saturday. The snow forecast (below) is just for snow falling through Saturday. A little more snow in western Nebraska through southern Nebraska could be possible through the day on Sunday.
Our warmest temperatures of Saturday will be seen just after midnight. After that, temperatures continue to fall throughout the day. We will be in the upper teens by the afternoon, and the single digits by Saturday night – actual temperatures, without factoring in a wind chill.
Speaking of wind chill, the worst of it will be Sunday morning, if not Monday morning as well.
Looking ahead to your Sunday plans, the day will be one of the coldest we have had in a while with brutal wind chills returning. In fact, temperatures will likely feel anywhere from 15 to 25° below zero to start Sunday. We are looking for more of these wind chill advisories to spread eastward, especially including northeast Nebraska.
Hour-by-hour throughout Sunday shows bone-chilling temps. Our “warmest” part of the day still will not feel above zero looking at the afternoon.
Hopefully you had a chance to enjoy the 40s on Friday, because change is coming once again!
Meteorologist Jessica Blum