It's a brisk morning in Omaha, but no record breaker.
Just 24 hours after Omaha tied a 120-year-old low, forecasters watched the mercury to see if Wednesday would prove to be one of the books. It isn't.
The overnight low bottomed out at 29 degrees at about sunrise. The record low in Omaha for April 24 was set in 1956, when the low dipped to 26 degrees.
Lincoln wasn't so lucky. As of 4 a.m., Lincoln had dipped to 26 degrees, topping the 2005 record of 28 degrees
Temperatures in the Omaha metro should continue to climb today to 55 -- a much anticipated warmup but still below the average high of 67 for this time of year.
The sun is shining, but rain remains a possibility, said Van DeWald, a forecaster with the National Weather Service Office in Valley, Neb. He called for a 40 percent to 50 percent chance of rain Wednesday afternoon into tonight.
By Thursday, highs will be closer to normal, inching into the lower 60s.
Conditions improve considerably on the weekend in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, DeWald said, with high temperatures Saturday in the lower 70s and the upper 70s on Sunday.
— Jay Withrow