OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) Clouds managed to clear out of the metro late this morning which allowed temperatures to warm to near or even above freezing in many spots. Temperatures climbing to 36 officially in Omaha. With clear skies now in place and light winds, temperatures will drop off relatively quickly this evening with readings falling into the 20s by 6pm. We've seen quite a bit of melting snow on area roads, so watch for refreezing, especially on side streets and untreated roads. Temperatures will continue to fall overnight, though a south breeze that kicks in after midnight will slow the fall. Lows will likely drop into the low 20s by morning, right around 21 in the metro.
More sunshine is expected on Monday which will help to boost temperatures a little more. High should be in the middle 30s for areas that have snow on the ground. Where there is no snow cover, temperatures may approach 40 degrees. We will continue the warm up on Tuesday with highs potentially reaching the upper 30s in the metro. Where there is no snow on the ground, high temperatures will likely reach the low to mid 40s.
Another wave of cool air arrives midweek knocking our high temperatures back to around 30 degrees on Wednesday and the mid 30s on Thursday.
Another blast of cold air appears poised to affect the region beginning on Friday. Temperatures on Friday may start off in the 20s, but with strong north winds readings may fall into the teens by the afternoon. Some snow may accompany this cold blast, and while it is too early to pinpoint exactly where an how much, accumulating snow seems likely for parts of the region. Very cold conditions are expected for Saturday with highs in the single digits and teens, and lows near or below zero for much of the area.