Warmer with less wind; Unsettled pattern soon to arrive
Wednesday is starting off on a chilly note once again, with temperatures in many spots close to freezing. Nevertheless, temperatures will warm very quickly. Highs will trend above average on Wednesday afternoon, with middle to upper-70s expected.
Wednesday will arguably be our nicest day of the week, in large part due to the wind. Winds will be light on Wednesday afternoon in eastern Nebraska as they take on more of a southerly component. It will be a little bit breezier in central and western Nebraska, however.
The southerly winds will help warm temperatures up for the time being. Temperatures will reflect that on Thursday morning, with low temperatures in the 50s. We don’t expect to see lows in the 30s for the foreseeable future.
Rain chances will also increase starting on Thursday. A spotty shower or two can’t completely be ruled out on Thursday morning. By evening, there will be a surface boundary nearby which may trigger an evening round of storms.
Scattered storm chances remain just about every day through the weekend and into next week. While there are daily chances, that just means there’s a possibility of storms in the area. They may miss your location on any one given day.
Even if storms dodge your backyard one day, you’ll have other opportunities to see rain in the days to follow. Hopefully, this unsettled pattern replenishes the soil with some good moisture.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron