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November blast of arctic air

Preview of November
Posted at 6:45 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 19:45:53-05

We’ve entered the best month of the year: November! (I’m biased because two thirds of the weather team [AKA Jennifer and I] have birthdays this month. Sorry, Mark!) Aside from all that, November seems to be when we really start to feel the chill setting in, and my goodness is it about to get colder!

While we had one cold front arrive on Wednesday, this shot of colder air won’t be as bad as the next one heading our way for the weekend. We warm up in a big way by Saturday as highs reach the low 60s, but then the cold front is through by the start of Sunday morning. Sunday will certainly be cooler, but the coldest air of the season will still be working its way in and arriving by Monday. Highs will then be in the mid 20s before slowly warming back up.

This cold air is going to stick around through most of next week and temperatures are well below average by 20-30 degrees!

The average high at the start of November is still in the mid to upper 50s, but the overall average high in Omaha for the month is 49 degrees. Our average low is 29 degrees. When it comes to precipitation, Omaha measures an average of 2.5 inches of snow at Eppley and averages a total rainfall amount of 1.64 inches.

Looking at the Climate Prediction Center, this blast of cold air and more cold air to come could push our overall temperatures into the colder than average category for the month.

There's not a particularly clear signal as to whether we’ll see above or below average precipitation for the month here in Omaha for November. Areas just to our southeast look to be slightly drier overall.