More sun, warmer weather to start the week

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – After a REALLY nice end of the weekend, more pleasant weather should start the work week on Monday as the sun and mild weather make headlines for Monday and much of the week ahead. We would like to see a chance of rain, as again most of the state is under some sort of drought, but it doesn’t look like a significant chance of rain is in the cards until next weekend.

Until Sunday evening, the skies are expected to remain mostly clear across the state. With clear skies and light winds, temperatures are expected to cool quickly this evening. Overnight a generally clear sky is expected with a few clouds passing over eastern Nebraska. With clear skies and light winds, we should see overnight lows in the upper 30s to upper 40s from west to east. On Monday we should be looking at lots of blue skies again throughout the day with a cloud passing here and there.

Generally clear skies are expected Sunday evening with more sunshine expected throughout Monday.(COLUMN)

As mentioned, the overnight lows through Monday morning appear to be quite seasonal for early October. Temperatures will be coolest in the west, where morning lows are expected to dip into the upper 30 degrees. For the rest of the state, we should see lows in the mid 1940s near 50 °.

Look for morning lows in the 30s to 40s for most of the state on Monday.
Look for morning lows in the 30s to 40s for most of the state on Monday.(COLUMN)

Temperatures in the afternoon are expected to be fairly similar to those on Sunday, with highs in the 70s above 80s statewide. Those numbers are a few degrees above average with normal high temperatures for tomorrow into the 70s for most of the state. It will be another very enjoyable day to get out if you can, as the winds need to be kept light and variable throughout the state with low dew points, comfortable temperatures and lots of sunshine.

Temperatures will remain above average by Monday afternoon with highs in the 70s above 80.(COLUMN)

The extended forecast will keep temperatures above average for the remainder of the week and into the weekend. High temperatures for Lincoln and eastern Nebraska appear to be in the mid to high 70s through Thursday before a high pressure peak helps send temperatures into the lower and mid 80s for Friday and Saturday. A cold front seems to arrive from Saturday to Sunday, which will cool temperatures until the mid-1970s with some scattered showers possible in the region on Saturday evening and Sunday during the day.

Mainly sunny and dry weather is expected for much of the coming week with the risk of rain likely ...
Mainly sunny and dry weather is expected for much of the coming week, with the chances of rain likely continuing until next weekend.(COLUMN)

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