Winter is not over yet as cold, possible snow is forecast for Omaha | Local News
Cherish those memories of last week’s warm weather, as the National Weather Service forecast predicts winter will return within the next few days.
“We will actually dip well below normal highs, which are usually in the mid to upper 40s at this time of year,” said meteorologist Becky Kern of the Valley Weather Services office. “Lows will drop and we are back to a winter mix.”
Light snow will fall mostly in northeastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri on Monday, Kern said. The Omaha forecast calls for a high in the 30s with a trace of snow up to half an inch forecast, she said.
A brief warm is forecast for Tuesday with highs in the upper 40s or even reaching 50, Kern said. But arctic air is expected to fall in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa early Wednesday.
“The cold front will produce highs in the 20s with single-digit lows,” Kern said. “It will be very freezing on Wednesday and Thursday with more chance of snow from Wednesday afternoon. Looks like we could have some significant pockets of snow.
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By Thursday morning, low temperatures are expected to dip into the teens with highs that day only reaching the upper 20s. Thursday night into Friday morning looks even colder, with single-digit lows above and even below zero.
The colder air persists through Friday evening, before a slow warming trend returns next weekend.
“March is our transition season and can be quite active and stormy,” Kern said. “We shouldn’t see the kind of storms we had (Saturday), though.”
Those storms brought much-needed rainfall to the Omaha area, she said. Eppley Aerodrome recorded just under an inch of precipitation, 0.8 inches, falling from Friday to Saturday.
“It was nice to have some rain,” Kern said. “It was in no way an anti-drought.”
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