SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017 FORECAST
Rain, wind, and clouds will continue to plague the viewing area over the next 36 to 48 hours as we're still expecting a powerful spring storm system to bring a mix of rain and snow across the state.
Tonight for Lincoln and eastern Nebraska, we'll continue to see some light steady rain showers along with some breezy winds from the northeast gusting up to 30 MPH. Lows won't drop too far from afternoon temperatures, only getting into the upper 30s and lower 40s.
Sunday looks like where we'll see the brunt of this power storm system. Expect to see steady rain through the day with some impressive rain totals to likely come out of this system with many areas likely picking up an inch to two inches of rain. We'll also see very strong winds on Sunday with gusts up to 40 MPH possible here in eastern Nebraska. High temperatures won't climb out of the upper 30s and lower 40s.
Sunday evening into Monday morning is when we could see some snow beginning to mix into the rain. Here in Lincoln, a dusting to a few tenths of an inch of snow are possible at this point, but that may change depending on how the low pressure system tracks. The northeastern part of the state could look at seeing several inches of wet, heavy snow, which could cause issues with falling tree limbs and power lines.
By Monday morning, the low pressure system is exiting the region and we'll likely continue to see some lingering rain and snow showers through the first part of Monday with breezy northwest winds still gusting up to 40 MPH. By the afternoon, we should see clearing skies with drier conditions and temperatures climbing back into the upper 40s and low to mid 50s.
Tuesday and Wednesday bring slight chances for showers, but with warmer temperatures, less wind, and more sunshine. The second half of the week looks great, with highs back in the mid to upper 60s and lower 70s with mostly sunny skies.
SATURDAY NIGHT: 90% chance for additional rain showers with some areas seeing some wet snow mixed in as well. Breezy northeast winds 15 to 20 MPH with even stronger wind gusts. Overnight lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s.
SUNDAY: More rain and wind. 90% chance for rain showers, mixed with snow showers as well, especially in the afternoon and evening. Highs in the lower 40s. Northeast winds 10 to 20 with gusts as high as 40 MPH possible. Several inches of accumulating snow possible for northeast Nebraska, with a trace to an inch for southeast Nebraska.
MONDAY: Rain and snow showers linger into the first half of Monday with strong northwest winds gusting to 30 MPH. Clearing with drier conditions by the afternoon. Highs in the low to mid 50s.
TUESDAY: Mostly to partly sunny skies with much nicer conditions. Highs in the low to mid 60s with a 30% chance for some afternoon showers.