LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) — Despite patchy patches of fog Sunday morning, the 1011 region is expecting a seasonally warm and sunny Sunday. Things will change next Monday, however, as Colorado develops a low-pressure system in our southwest. The system will bring widespread chances for precipitation, windy to breezy conditions and eventually a major cooldown by the end of the work week.
A beautiful Sunday is in store for the 1011 region with seasonally warm conditions and sunny skies! High temperatures will rise again several degrees above average by the mid-40s to mid-50s. Areas of patchy fog are possible in eastern Nebraska in the mornings, but should clear by midday, leaving sunny skies for the rest of the day! Wind will remain light between 10 and 15 mph with the possibility of gusts up to 20 mph. Nonetheless, it will be another glorious day to put up Christmas decorations and/or participate in outdoor holiday celebrations. Cloud cover will increase and patchy fog is possible during the night, generally keeping low temperatures in the upper 20s to low 30s a bit ‘warmer’.
As we head into Monday…big changes are coming as a low pressure system develops in our southwestern Colorado…that will bring rain and snow for much of the workweek. Monday will begin mostly overcast with low cloud and patches of fog in the 1011 region. Scattered to isolated showers are possible across the state for the first half of the day, increasing in intensity and widespread in the evening and lasting overnight. High temperatures will still be near or above average in the 40s to upper 50s. It will be a windy day with south east winds between 15 and 25 mph gusting 35 to 40 mph.
Rain and overcast conditions will persist throughout the night and a cold front will begin to penetrate parts of the northwest. Additionally, precipitation in the northwest/west is likely to fall as snow overnight due to significantly colder temperatures. A winter storm watch will take effect late Monday evening and continue through early Thursday across parts of northwestern Nebraska and the Panhandle. Heavy snow accumulations and light ice accumulations are possible in windy conditions. Low temperatures span the low 20s to low 40s.
The depression will bring more rain on Tuesday, which will eventually turn into a chance for snow on Wednesday and Thursday with the passage of a cold front. The cold front is likely to pass Tuesday morning, causing temperatures to drop into the 40s by the afternoon and then drop further into the 30s for the remainder of the work week. Windy and breezy conditions will also persist through the work week.
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