Tastes of both winter and spring this week
You’ll likely face some chilly air once you step outside on Monday morning, with temperatures starting off in the teens and low-20s.
Temperatures will rise at their quickest during the morning, but the warming trend will slow Monday afternoon. This is in part due to more cloud cover that will arrive from the west. Skies will turn from mostly sunny in the morning to mostly cloudy by late afternoon. We’re looking at highs in the low to mid-40s near Lincoln, with perhaps 30s for highs farther west.
Snow will also be possible in some parts of the state on Monday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 1 a.m. Tuesday for all of the shaded counties. This is primarily an issue for western Nebraska, west of the Tri-Cities. These areas are where we have the best chance to see accumulating snow.
At least 1″-4″ will be possible in the advisory area, with locally higher amounts in some spots. Most of the precipitation will not make it to eastern Nebraska. While a flurry or two can’t be totally ruled out for areas east of the Tri-Cities on Monday night, accumulations will be little to none.
Temperatures will be all over the place for the rest of the week. We’ll rise into the 50s on Tuesday, then fall into the 40s on Wednesday, before jumping to near 70° on Thursday.
Precipitation chances also start to increase on Thursday. We could be dealing with some evening thunderstorms in some parts of the state. As of now, it appears that most of these storms will be to the north.
After that, a cold front passes. Temperatures will fall through most of the day on Friday as a result, and there may even be a few areas of a wintry mix passing by.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron