OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Despite cloudy skies, temperatures still managed to climb into the low 50s near and south of I-80, including the metro area. Winds have been quite breezy coming in out of the southeast at 10 to 20mph, with occasional gusts to near 30mph. Winds will relax a little bit this evening, but conditions will remain breezy into the overnight. A few showers have been developing east of the Missouri River this afternoon, and we will likely see additional shower development this evening and overnight. The best chances for rain will be east of the river, but a few showers here in the metro cannot be ruled out. Any rainfall in the metro area this evening will be on the light side. Temperatures tonight will be slow to drop, only falling to around 37 by Monday morning.
We will start out with cloud cover early Monday, and perhaps a left over shower east of the metro. Clouds should clear out quickly, with lots of sun expected by late morning into the early afternoon. Despite the passage of a cold front, a steady west wind should still allow us to get in another very mild January day, with highs climbing into the middle 50s.
A stronger cold front will push through on Tuesday with northwest winds of 15-25mph and gusts of 35 to even 40mph expected beginning early Tuesday morning. This will drop highs on Tuesday into the middle 40s. A cold day is expected on Wednesday, with highs in the low to middle 30s, which is actually closer to where we should be this time of year. Temperatures moderate a touch for Thursday and Friday with highs climbing back into the 40s, before another push of cold air arrives for Saturday.