Warmest October in 10 years
What a start to October. Through the first 18 days of the month, 83% of the days have been above normal (temperature). We aren’t just talking slightly above normal. To date the month is running 4.3° above normal per day. That makes this the warmest start to October in 10 years. It also ranks in the Top 20% of warmest Octobers since 1887!
Above normal temperatures will continue for another day before a cold front passes through the region Wednesday morning. Ahead of the approaching system, temperatures will only drop to the 50°s Tuesday morning. Under mainly sunny skies Tuesday temperatures should be able to top out in the upper 70°s to around 80°. Winds will remain brisk out of the south, sustained 8-14 mph with gusts to 25 mph.
While an isolated shower will be possible Tuesday morning, the cold front should pass through southeast Nebraska mainly dry. However, behind the front cooler air will begin to infiltrate the state. Temperatures may struggle to get back to 60° Wednesday afternoon. Winds also will be brisk out of the west, gusting to 30 mph.
– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer