Warmer air arrives in time for the weekend
Thursday’s cold front delivered another reinforcing shot of cold air. Temperatures started off in the single digits in southeast Nebraska on Friday morning, with wind chills below zero.
We should see temperatures rise into the 30s by afternoon. Meanwhile, with winds transitioning out of the south at 10-20 mph, that will send afternoon wind chills into the teens and low-20s.
High temperatures will have a decent chance of reaching the low to mid-30s on Friday, but a few locations may end up stuck in the 20s. This is slightly below average for this time of year.
Many in central Nebraska woke up to a low cloud deck on Friday, and these clouds will attempt to spread east. This could allow skies to turn mostly cloudy for a period of time in central Nebraska. However, these will eventually break apart as they attempt to slide into eastern Nebraska. Lincoln will likely be on the sunnier side of things for Friday.
As we head into the weekend, temperatures will dramatically warm. We’re looking at highs in the 40s and 50s, with no precipitation concerns. If you have any outdoor plans this weekend, the weather certainly won’t stop you.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron