Warm again Wednesday with rain/snow possible in extreme southeast Nebraska
Yet another day we saw temperatures reach the 50s in Lincoln! Since this weekend, we’ve now had four straight days of 50s for the month of February. It isn’t all that common to see such mild weather stick around as long as it has, at this time of the year.
Heading into Wednesday and Thursday, we’re expecting some change to our quiet and mild conditions as of late.
First, the rest of Tuesday will be mild as temperatures slowly drop below 30° after midnight. Calm, quiet and clear conditions will cause temperatures to drop steadily into the start of Wednesday.
Across southeast Nebraska, low temperatures will be anywhere from the low to upper 20s, several degrees above average. Winds will be very light out of the southwest as we continue our quiet pattern into most of Wednesday.
As said before, we’re looking at some changes to the weather pattern come Wednesday afternoon into the evening. Some light precipitation chances return to the forecast along with a slight cool down into the rest of the work week.
But the cooler weather will not last long!
A system that is within western Texas will be sliding toward the northeast. By the time it reaches Nebraska, the northwestern edge is what will possibly bring rain/snow to extreme southeast Nebraska. A light chance for some rain can’t be ruled out as it swings by, but it will move on rather quickly and be confined within the late hours of Wednesday/early morning hours of Thursday.
By Thursday, there’s a small chance to see brief rain showers before a complete changeover to light snow. Timing of the snow looks to start around the evening commute, if not just after. Both systems are not likely to bring much moisture with them, including light amounts under an inch of total snowfall for most by the time all is said and done early Friday.
After that, temperatures rebound nicely in time for the weekend!
Meteorologist Jessica Blum