Warmest start to October in 14 years

A chilly day around southeast Nebraska Wednesday.  Temperatures hung out in the upper 40°s to lower 50°s throughout the afternoon.

Officially, the day will go in to weather records above normal as highs occurred shortly after midnight Wednesday morning.  What is remarkable is the number of above normal days this month in the capital city.  90% of the days this month have been above normal.  The city is currently pacing at 4.9° above normal per day and this ranks as the warmest start to October in 14 years.

Temperatures Thursday morning will be cool, but not terribly cold.  Lows will range from in the 30°s Thursday.  Lincoln should fall to 38° by sunrise.

Sunshine should break through clouds by mid-morning and continue through early afternoon.  By late afternoon, mid/high level clouds will start to increase.  Temperatures should be able to rebound to the middle 50°s to near 60°.

– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer

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