Warming through the weekend
What a pleasant day Wednesday throughout Nebraska. Beautiful blue skies, cool, fall-like temperatures, and low humidity. Temperatures only reached 74° in Lincoln. That is the coolest high temperature for the city in four months – May 20.
Expect another chilly start to the day Thursday. With clear skies overnight, light wind, and low humidity temperatures will drop back to the 40°s. However, it should not be as cold as it was Wednesday morning.
Sunny skies prevail Thursday afternoon. Winds will shift around blowing out of the south 7 to 13 mph with gusts to 18 mph. This will allow temperatures to climb back to above normal levels during the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80°s.
A cold front will pass through the region Friday morning. Behind the front, skies should turn mostly cloudy. There will also be just enough moisture within the clouds to prompt an isolated shower for some. While I am carrying a small chance for rain, most will remain dry through the day and in to the evening.
With additional cloud cover Friday, and winds turning around out of the northwest/north, temperatures will be cooler with highs in the middle 70°s.
Saturday will start on the cool side with early morning temperatures in the 40°s. Lots of sunshine is expected both Saturday and Sunday which will allow temperatures to climb back to near normal levels Saturday, and much above normal Sunday. The warmest day of the weekend will happen Sunday with highs in the middle 80°s.
– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer