Wednesday Forecast: More typical late-January weather
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - More clouds, blustery northwest winds, chilly temperatures, and perhaps some flurries or scattered light snow showers are possible as we head into the day on Wednesday as the forecast for the next few days remains very January-like. Headlining the forecast over the next week though will be a couple chances for some light accumulating snow and the return of cold, arctic air this weekend and through the week next week.
Expect another cloudy to mostly cloudy day for much of the viewing area on Wednesday as clouds will hang around. More areas of patchy dense fog will be possible tonight and into the day on Wednesday, but with stronger winds expected, it’s not expected to be a widespread issue. Unlike Tuesday though, there will be a chance - albeit small - for some flurries or scattered light snow showers through the day on Wednesday. Short term models are indicating that some of these scattered snow showers could squeeze out a few tenths of an inch of snow across the area.
With clouds hanging around into the afternoon and a reinforcing shot of colder air across eastern Nebraska, temperatures won’t move much as we head into Wednesday afternoon. Afternoon highs will likely only warm into the upper 20s to the lower 30s across the state with the coldest readings across the eastern half of the state. A blustery northwest wind at 10 to 20 MPH with gusts up to 30 MPH will make an already chilly day feel even colder, with wind chills in the single digits and teens by Wednesday afternoon!
It will be blustery behind the cold front. Northwest wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph possible.
Low temperatures Wednesday night into Thursday morning will generally be in the teens.
Partly sunny and not as breezy on Thursday. Highs in the lower to mid 30s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
The extended forecast offers us one warm day this week coming on Friday with temperatures reaching the lower 40s in Lincoln, but as our next system moves into the area we’ll see falling temperatures into the weekend with chances for some light accumulating snow back in the forecast for Saturday. Sunday and into next week will be just downright cold as arctic air settles into the region. Look for highs to fall into the teens with lows in the single digits to near zero for Lincoln. Wind chills during this time very cold, with the coldest wind chill readings likely reaching between -10° and -20°. We’ll also keep an eye on another chance for some light accumulating snow early next week.
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