Unseasonably warm for most of the week
As we venture into the new month, the weather will not necessarily feel November-like. Temperatures will be unseasonably warm on Tuesday afternoon, with highs in the upper-70s across the area. Sunny skies will also accompany the warm weather.
High temperatures will be near-record territory over the next couple of days in many locations. While we’re forecasting highs in the upper-70s on both Tuesday and Wednesday in Lincoln, the record highs are not too far away. If Mother Nature can squeeze out those extra degrees, some records may end up being tied or broken.
The warm weather sticks around through about Thursday. By then, we’ll be watching a disturbance to our west which will drive a cold front through the area on Thursday night. That cold front could spark some thunderstorm activity late Thursday.
The Storm Prediction Center is eyeing the potential for a few of these storms to be strong. Much of southeast Nebraska has been placed under a Level 1/5 (Marginal) risk for severe weather on Thursday night. This is still three days out, so we’ll update this forecast in the coming days as needed.
Showers will continue to be possible on Friday and Saturday, although it’ll be much cooler. By the weekend, the 70s will be a distant memory.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron