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Fall weather changes

Posted at 3:45 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 17:27:33-04

Fall is a season of change, and October is one of those busy weather months for us. One day it's almost 90 degrees and sunny, the next you're going to need your jacket and an umbrella.

In October, temperature swings of 15, 20, or even nearly 30 degrees tend to happen at least once or twice a month. 

3 News Now Meteorologist Ryan McPike says that is thanks to plenty of fronts moving through the area. 

"You get a lot of fronts, again the days are getting shorter, everything's working in conjunction," he says.

These big changes can also bring about a secondary severe weather season for parts of the Midwest.

"You can get all kinds of severe weather, and again it's all just the clash of those two air masses and kind of the change in the weather pattern," adds McPike.

Lifelong Nebraskan Jennifer Lempke knows how to roll with the fall weather changes.

"Well I was wearing a sweatshirt and sweatpants yesterday, and t-shirt today. So, yeah, it's a little crazy, but I guess that's what living in Nebraska is all about," comments Lempke.

Sarah Dana is also aware of the changes we see in October.

"The yo-yo. Cold and hot, cold and hot," she says.

And she's ready for the yo-yo to stabilize a bit.

"Ready for the leaves to change and it to be a little bit cooler, sweatshirts and jackets," adds Dana.

Although fans of the cooler weather are ready for it, there is one thing we have to keep in mind: These temperature drops are giving us just a small taste of what's to come this winter.