Spotty shower Thursday night; Chilly temperatures for Friday football

Now it is beginning to feel more like fall.  After a cold morning where temperatures fell in to the lower and middle 30°s Thursday, temperatures only topped out in the 50°s to middle 60°s.  It was so cool that we snapped our streak of 18 consecutive days with above normal temperatures in Lincoln.

Cloudy skies Thursday night/Friday morning will keep temperatures from dropping as low as they did Thursday morning.  Lows will be in the upper 30°s to lower 40°.

Along with the clouds, there could be a few rain drops falling Thursday evening through early Friday (through 3 a.m.).  The amount of rain that falls should not amount to much for southeast Nebraska.  The best chance for rain drops will be along and north of I-80.

Friday will have temperatures more like we should have around Halloween.  Highs will only be in the middle to upper 50°s for most of the Channel 8 viewing area.  Factor in an afternoon wind wind gusting at times to 25 mph and it will definitely feel cooler.

Skies will begin to clear out by early evening.  This will create chilly temperatures for high school football games.  Temperatures will be dropping from the 50°s at kick-off to the 40°s by the end of games.  Finally, a good night for hot chocolate sales at the concession stand!

A widespread frost is looking possible for Saturday morning as temperatures will drop to the lower to middle 30°s.  Keep this in mind if you have plants you want to protect.

– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer

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