The quiet pattern continues for the time being
Quiet weather remains to close out the first week of the new year. Friday morning was a bit chillier compared to recent days with temperatures in the teens. However, this is nothing out of the ordinary for an early January day.
We’ll see a few clouds on Friday, but the sun will dominate for the most part. Temperatures will vary across the area, with warmer air to the south and cooler air to the north. Lincoln will be fairly close to the dividing line between 30s and 40s. Lincoln has the chance to reach the low-40s.
As we head into Saturday, a weak disturbance will be passing through. This will likely introduce more clouds into the picture. There is a very small chance to see a stray flurry or two on Saturday. Not many versions of Stormcast are optimistic about these chances, though.
This will likely be a situation of too little moisture and too much dry air. While snowflakes will likely be forming within the cloud layer, they will be falling into a layer of dry air several thousand feet in depth. This will make it very difficult for flakes to make it to the ground on Saturday.
Needless to say, we don’t expect any accumulation from any flurries that can occur on Saturday. It should be a cooler day, with highs backing off into the low-30s. By Sunday, temperatures will return to the 40s and that will remain the case for most of next week.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron