Temperatures slow to climb initially due to clouds
After a sun-filled and very warm Monday, eastern Nebraska will be plagued with clouds on Tuesday. The first half of the day features mostly cloudy skies, but by afternoon, the sun should poke out. This clearing trend will occur from southwest to northeast.
While we have the clouds, there is a small chance to see a stray snow shower (perhaps mixing with rain during the afternoon) north of I-80. This precipitation will be fighting a lot of dry air, so much of this won’t reach the ground.
Temperatures will initially be slow to climb due to the cloud cover. Once the sun breaks out, temperatures will quickly rise. By lunchtime, we should already see this occurring in some of our southern communities.
High temperatures will be closely tied to when the sunshine arrives. Areas to the north will likely be stuck in the mid-40s, whereas areas farther south may reach the middle and upper-50s. Lincoln will be caught in between.
Wednesday won’t have many issues weather-wise. We expect partly cloudy skies with a high temperature in the low-50s. However, Thursday will be a different story. Highs will scale back into the 30s, and there is a chance to see some snow.
Most versions of Stormcast suggest that any snow on Thursday likely won’t be significant. At this time, I only expect minor accumulations for areas able to see flakes.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron