Thursday cold front pauses warming trend
While temperatures have steadily warmed in recent days, a cold front will bring that trend to an end on Thursday. The cooler air will arrive from north to south, resulting in cooler highs to the north. This front may also introduce some low clouds for the second half of the day.
Initially, temperatures will rise as they normally would on any other day. By lunchtime, we’re looking at temperatures in the low to mid-30s in Lincoln, with slightly warmer air to the south and cooler air to the north. Once the front passes, temperatures will fall for the rest of the afternoon.
By late afternoon, temperatures will be in the upper teens and low-20s across the area. It will be breezy behind this front as well, with winds out of the north at 10-20 mph. Gusts may push 30 mph at times.
The breezy conditions mean that we will have to deal with a wind chill factor for another day. As temperatures fall through the afternoon, wind chill values will remain in the teens for most of the day. Wind chills will likely fall into the single digits during the evening commute.
While we keep highs in the 30s on Friday, temperatures shoot upwards this weekend. 40s and 50s are a good possibility on both Saturday and Sunday, and it should remain dry. Make sure to get outside and take advantage of it over the weekend.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron