OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Mainly cloudy skies and breezy conditions have been the rule across the area today. Winds have been gusting as high as 35mph in the metro area. Winds will remain breezy into the evening, backing off a bit overnight. A cold front will be pushing its way into the region this evening. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will likely develop along and just ahead of that front by 6 or 7pm, with the greatest rain chances east of Wahoo and Lincoln, moving into the metro by 8 or 9pm. Storms should move fairly quickly, with storms already exiting east of the metro by 10 or 11pm. While widespread severe weather is not expected, a strong storm or two is possible. Rainfall amounts should be less than an inch due to the quick movement of the storms.
Dry conditions will return overnight, though it will remain breezy. Clouds may break up at times overnight, with temperatures falling into the lower 40s. Mainly cloudy skies roll back in on Monday as northwest winds increase into the 15 to 25mph range, with some gusts as high as 40mph. This will mean cooler temperatures, with highs only in the middle 50s. A few scattered showers are possible during the day Monday, though rainfall amounts should remain relatively light. Temperatures will drop to around 40 Monday night.
Sunny skies return on Tuesday, though gusty west winds will continue. Temperatures should moderate a bit, with highs in the upper 50s. Winds calm down on Wednesday, though clouds roll back in with highs in the lower 60s. Another push of colder air arrives Thursday, dropping highs into the 40s, with lows around or below the freezing mark.