LINCOLN, Neb. (COLOGNE) – Temperatures will be well above average at the end of October. Temperatures are likely to approach record highs this weekend. Cooler temperatures will return next week, with a chance of some rain.
Friday will be mostly sunny, although there will be some haze from wildfire smoke from the Pacific Northwest. High temperatures should be in the low 70s to low 80s. Average high temperatures for this time of year are in the mid-60s in most areas. Winds with variable speed from 5 to 15 m/s are observed.
The warming trend continues Saturday with highs ranging from 83 to 87 degrees in most areas. In some places, the temperature is almost record high. Mostly sunny and breezy, with a south wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
A low pressure system and cold front will move into the area on Sunday. The weather is mostly sunny to partly cloudy and windy. High temperatures are expected to range from the upper 50s in parts of the panhandle to the 80s in parts of eastern Nebraska. Some locations may set new record temperatures for October 23rd. Wind speeds at this time should be between 20 and 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Eastern Nebraska and Northeast Kansas will have a chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon and into the evening. A few isolated strong storms cannot be ruled out.
Next week looks to be cooler, with temperatures closer to average and slightly below average for late October. There is also a chance of rain on Monday and Tuesday.
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