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Storms Likely on a Windy Tuesday

Autumn Chill this Weekend
Posted at 6:31 AM, Oct 02, 2023

We begin Tuesday with breezy winds and increasing clouds. The first half of Tuesday will be mainly dry and mostly cloudy as highs only reach the the low 80s. Winds will be gusty as a cold front approaches, reaching 30-40mph during the afternoon and evening.

Ahead of the cold front, showers and storms will develop around midday and will move through the region from west to east. The storms will likely reach Omaha closer to the evening commute, then expand into western Iowa and northwest Iowa by mid evening. The rain ends around midnight with around 0.25" total accumulation for most locations.

A couple of stronger storms could develop damaging winds and large hail in central and eastern Nebraska. These storms will likely weaken before getting to the Omaha metro.

It will be a lot cooler for Wednesday with partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid 70s.

A second cold front arrives Thursday and gives us a real taste of fall-like air. It will be breezy and sunny with highs in the low 70s.

The cool-down continues into Friday and Saturday where temperatures will only make into the low 60s under breezy north winds. Lows into Saturday morning will have a chance at middle to upper 30s.

Locations north of Omaha could wake up to the first frost of the season Saturday morning. Omaha likely falls into the upper 30s, making for a cold start to the day, but too warm for frost. The average first frost for Omaha is around October 10th.

While Saturday will be cool, Sunday will be slightly warmer with lots of sun and highs near 70.

TUESDAY
Cloudy & Windy
Eve. Storms Likely
High: 83

TUESDAY NIGHT
Storms Clearing
Breezy
Low: 56

WEDNESDAY
Partly Cloudy
Milder
High: 74

THURSDAY
Mostly Sunny
Breezy
High: 71

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