Warm and breezy through Sunday, cooler air to come
With the coming of October 1st, we will undergo many changes in terms of temperatures and sunlight. Average high temperatures will go from the low to mid 70s at the beginning of the month to the upper 50s by the end. Average low temperatures will decrease from the upper 40s to the mid 30s for Lincoln. And sunset will get earlier and earlier, setting in the west before 7:00 p.m. by the end of next week.
Currently, we are on the western side of a high pressure system, bringing us southerly winds for the time being and warmer temperatures. With sunny skies expected throughout the rest of the weekend, high temperatures on Sunday will reach the low 80s with breezy conditions throughout the afternoon. Another great opportunity to go pumpkin picking if you haven’t yet!
As far as those breezy conditions, Lincoln will not see the worst of the wind gusts on Sunday. Off to the west, gusts are more likely to reach 30 miles an hour. But winds will be picking up throughout central and southeastern Nebraska for the majority of the afternoon.
Looking farther in forecast near the end of our 10-day outlook, we have a chance to see some below average temperatures for this time of the year, looking at highs in the 60s and lower 70s. A few systems finally look to disrupt our pattern of dry, sunny days with some small rain chances heading into next week.
But for now, rain chances return to the forecast as we have been tracking chances Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning. Showers are possible throughout that timeframe, with another chance next Friday with quite the cool down. Many have been looking forward to some rain, but accumulations again do not look promising if we do see it.
Meteorologist Jessica Blum