Staying dry for several days
After a very windy weekend, winds will back off slightly for the first day of the month. We expect sustained winds out of the northwest at 15-25 mph, with some gusts pushing 30-35 mph. It will still be breezy, but not quite as windy compared to recent days.
Skies will be mainly sunny on Monday, and temperatures will top out in the 60s for many. We’re forecasting a high in the middle-60s in Lincoln, which is just a few degrees below the average high of 69°.
Clear skies and relatively light winds on Monday night will allow temperatures to drop close to the freezing mark for yet another morning. We’re forecasting an overnight low near 34°.
Areas to the west have a higher likelihood of reaching the freezing mark and/or seeing freezing temperatures for a longer duration. If you have any tender plants, you might want to consider covering them up or bringing them inside on Monday night too.
The forecast stays dry through Wednesday, and temperatures will steadily warm each day. The wind will still be a factor on Tuesday, but wind speeds diminish on Wednesday. Wednesday will probably be our best day this week weather-wise, with little wind, mostly sunny skies, and highs in the mid-70s.
The pattern turns more unsettled starting Thursday and heading through the weekend. There appear to be daily storm chances around this time, perhaps giving some areas much-needed rainfall.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron