Warm on Wednesday ahead of a strong cold front
A big drop in temperatures will arrive sooner rather than later. That said, we’ve got one more day of warm weather before winter arrives in full force.
As of Wednesday morning, a frontal system is draped across central Nebraska. Southeast Nebraska is on the warm side of this boundary, and it will remain that way for the day on Wednesday. We’re forecasting highs in the middle-70s in Lincoln, likely breaking the record high of 74°.
Not only will it be very warm, but the wind will be a factor. Winds will be sustained out of the south at 20-30 mph during the afternoon, with gusts potentially in the 40-45 mph range.
It will also be on the humid side, with dew points in the 60s. That is high enough to be noticeable. Nevertheless, it may provide some temporary relief for those with dry skin.
On Thursday morning, a cold front passes through the area. While temperatures will be in the 60s for most of the overnight stretch, temperatures will fall fast once the front passes. The temperature contrast from west to east on Thursday morning will be stark.
In addition, we may also see some morning thunderstorms on Thursday associated with the front. Rain chances will drop off through the morning though, with sunshine expected for Thursday afternoon along with cooler temperatures.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron