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Winter comes back in waves

Seeing a lot of yellows and oranges returning to our color contours (below), meaning we saw an afternoon that was warm enough for even just a few days in March. High temperatures in southeast Nebraska came in the upper 60s with the lower 60s and upper 50s seen along I-80. Not bad there either. With Lincoln’s high of 20C, this is our hottest day of 2023, so far!

Highs this hot aren’t here to stay long, with plenty more to come mid-next week.

Overnight, it will look similar to Saturday night as the clouds rise again. Lows starting Monday will be around 80’s to 80’s, and winds shifting to the NW.

Our dip begins on Monday, with highs returning to near normal for March. But the slide doesn’t stop there; we continue to get colder with highs only in the 30s by the end of the week. For perspective, our overnight lows tonight could be highs by Friday afternoon.

Multiple waves starting Tuesday evening

The timing of our next weather pattern change? Not ideal for anyone traveling to Lincoln for the NSAA boys’ state basketball tournament.

This will be something to watch this week as the forecast changes.

Heading out on Tuesday evening, our first wave is starting to bring snow showers to western Nebraska and a chance of rain to southeastern Nebraska. It’s worth noting that the models we have to look at up to this point don’t have great resolution, so the precipitation you see below may also change, meaning that the transition line from rain to snow is very close and will determine what we get towards the second half of the week. Air temperatures will also drop close to freezing overnight.

Second wave arriving Wednesday night

Again, Southeast Nebraska will be on a transition line to see both rain and snow off of what’s coming by the end of the week. More chances to see snow will come later Thursday and Friday morning for us. Until then, the rain could mix in, cutting off any buildup totals.

The Stormcast snapshot below shows what Friday morning could be like. This is a first look, several days from now, but a transition to snow as temperatures continue to drop is looking to take shape.

Not fully completed yet, a third wave looks to bring more potential snow on Sunday as well. Stay with us as we continue to monitor the latest updates and impacts.

Meteorologist Jessica Blum Twittered: Jessica Blum Wx Facebook: JessicaBlumWx

Categories: Channel 8 Eyewitness News Weather, Forecast Tags: boys state basketball, forecast, lincoln, possible mix, NSAA, rain, snow, southeast nebraska, sunday night, temperatures dropping this week, hottest day of the year so far , weather, western Nebraska , winter waves

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