Rusty's Forecast - Gusty winds and cooler Tuesday

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) Another very mild January day in the books for most of the area. Temperatures topped out in the middle and even upper 50s for most of the area. We saw readings right around 55 degrees here in the metro. Winds have been breezy as well, and that is expected to continue through the evening and the overnight. Temperatures this evening will stay on the mild side, dropping into the lower 40s by 10pm.

Overnight, a cold front will push through the area bringing strong northwest winds. Wind gusts of 30 to 50mph are expected to arrive in the early morning hours on Tuesday. A Wind Advisory has been issued for much of the area through Tuesday evening due to the potential for strong winds. Any holiday decorations still outside should be secured, and trash cans locked down as they may wind up missing tomorrow!

Temperatures on Tuesday will be cooler behind the front, with highs climbing into the middle 40s. However that is still about 10 degrees above average for this time of year. We will cool down further on Wednesday, with highs only expected to climb into the middle 30s, a little closer to where we should be for the middle of January. The cold snap will not last long, as temperatures recover back into the low to mid 40s for Thursday and Friday. Another round of cold air looks poised to roll into the plains on Saturday, dropping temperatures back into the 30s.