Temperatures start to move up
Lincoln, Nebraska has been below freezing for 43-consecutive hours through 6 p.m. Thursday. This number will continue to grow over the next 30-40 hours, but there is end in sight. Warmer air will return to southeast Nebraska this weekend.
Clear skies overnight will allow temperatures to drop to just below zero to a few degrees above zero Friday morning. Even with a little wind near dawn, wind chills will drop to -3° to -15°.
Skies will start sunny Friday morning, however clouds will quickly be on the increase by late morning, turning skies cloudy for the afternoon. Temperatures should be able to rebound to the lower and middle 30°s Friday afternoon. Winds will shift our of the south, sustained 8-16 mph with gusts to 25 mph. This will cut in to the “warmth”, creating wind chills in the upper teens to lower 20°s.
We should be able to climb back to the upper 30°s and middle 40°s this weekend. The warm-up will be brief as another cold front is projected to pass through the area Monday. Behind that front, temperatures drop back to the teens Tuesday.
– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer