Steadily warming before the arrival of Arctic air

Thursday looks like it will be another chilly day, although we do expect wind speeds to back off and temperatures to be a few degrees warmer compared to Wednesday. By afternoon, many should be able to reach the low-30s for highs. We’re forecasting a high near 31° in Lincoln. Wind speeds should be anywhere from 6-12 mph during the day.

Thursday Forecast

Where we have clouds, we also cannot rule out a few snowflakes “spitting” from the sky. While it’s a possibility, the better chances of seeing any flurries or light snow showers will be in central Nebraska. We’re otherwise dry, with periods of clouds and sun.

That said, another wave of clouds will move through on Thursday night, likely closer to midnight in Lincoln. Some light snow showers may pass through as this wave passes. We expect little to no accumulation out of these.

Stormcast Thursday Night

As these clouds move through, temperatures will climb. As a result, our forecast low of 26° will likely occur between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday, with temperatures rising into the 30s by Friday morning.

Temperatures - Tuesday Afternoon through Wednesday Morning

While a lingering flurry cannot be ruled out early Friday, the afternoon looks quite lovely. We expect a high in the lower-40s, along with partly cloudy skies. The weather gets becomes less inviting this weekend, however.

Temperatures will fall through the day on Saturday, and some light snow will be possible. Most, if not all, snow should fall north of I-80. By Sunday, an Arctic air mass will make itself cozy. We’re looking at highs in the teens and lows near 0° for several days next week.

Meteorologist Malcolm Byron

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