Record Highs on Monday

Rain and snow returns Tuesday evening
Posted at 5:19 AM, Feb 26, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-26 13:02:38-05

We start out your workweek with potentially the warmest day, ever in February, for Omaha! This will be the first day in the 70s this year, but we could warm even further than that, in the upper 70s and sunshine. Omaha's record high for Monday is 78, set in 1896.

Due to very dry air, breezy winds and dry brush conditions, the National Weather Service is alerting residents in Nebraska and Iowa to NOT burn brush piles Monday and Tuesday.

Tuesday will be one of those days where temperatures start out warmest in the morning, but ends up coldest during the afternoon. A cold front will move through Omaha in the morning, so we could reach the 50s by late morning before dropping in the 30s by the afternoon. As the cold front passes through, winds will be gusty at times, between 40-50 mph, blowing in the colder air.

Some spotty light rain and snow mix will move through late Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening. Amounts and impacts look low, less than 1", and most of the snow will melt pretty quickly, but there could be some slush on roads and wind-driven snow could cause some visibility issues early in the evening.

As we wake up on Wednesday, temperatures will be in the teens with wind chills near zero. It will be chilly day with highs in the mid 30s with calmer winds.

The cooldown will be short-lived, as we warm back in the 50s Thursday, with breezy winds, and into the 60s for the first day of March on Friday.

We get another great weekend for weather, jumping in the 70s with sunshine. We may have to dodge some rain on Sunday.

Mostly Sunny
Very Warm, Breezy
High: 79

Mostly Clear
Mild & Breezy
Low: 45

Partly Cloudy
Falling Temps
Scattered Evening Snow
"High": 50

Mostly Sunny
Much Colder
High: 35

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