Tuesday Evening Weather Update
FROPA! That’s short for frontal passage and we’ve got one coming to southeast Nebraska Wednesday morning. The front is the first of several that will pass through the state over the next four days that will bring reinforcing shots of cooler air.
TONIGHT: Mainly clear skies and not as cool. Low temperatures will drop to the upper 40°s and lower 50°s. Lincoln Low Temperature: 49°
WEDNESDAY: Sunny skies. A few high clouds may drift in by evening. High temperatures will be around 70°, about 8° to 15° cooler than Tuesday. Winds will gust to 30 mph out of the northwest. Lincoln High Temperature: 71°
RARE DRY AIR
It was a fascinating weather day around the state. Temperatures started in the 30°s to around 40°. Because of dry air and sunshine, temperatures rebounded back to the lower and middle 80°s.
North Platte rebounded 55°! Grand Island jumped 48° for its morning low and Lincoln rose 42°.
The air we had in place Tuesday is pretty rare. The dew point dropped to 28° at one point Tuesday afternoon in Lincoln. Only 2% of hours on September 29 since 1943 have produced a 28° dew point or lower and only six September 29th’s have produced a dew point this low.
-Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer