We've gotten a few tastes of fall over the last month, but this next round will be the biggest blast of fall across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa in months.
This week, parts of central and western Nebraska have already been under frost advisories, but we've managed to stay away from those in Omaha so far. Part of the panhandle was even upgraded to a freeze warning Wednesday morning.
Our next cold front will be stronger, dropping temperatures even lower. It arrives Thursday night, September 27.
The cold air behind the front will drop us to levels in the morning and afternoon we haven't seen since April. Here's our current extended forecast, as of Wednesday night, September 26.
The coldest high and low look like Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. We will top out near 54 degrees Friday, then drop to a cold 41 degrees Saturday morning.
To see weather that cold at Omaha's Eppley Airfield, we have to go all the way back to April. Saturday morning could be the coldest start to a day since we dropped to 38 on April 28.
Friday afternoon could be the coldest end to an afternoon since we topped out at 42 on April 18.
If you're like me, you'll be getting the winter coat out! Even if you handle the cold better than me (most of you), you'll at least want some kind of extra layer on heading into the weekend.