Perfect weather is on tap Saturday for Husker football and fall color viewing.
Sunday winds, though, could take some of the fun out of an otherwise nice weekend.
In the Omaha and Lincoln areas, Saturday is expected to be sunny, with highs in the mid to upper 50s and northwest winds of 8 mph to 10 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
Sunday is expected to start out breezy. By mid afternoon, winds could be gusting to 35 mph or greater. The high is forecast around 60 degrees.
The Loess Hills State Forest in western Iowa, including Preparation Canyon State Park, still has plenty of color, and the grasses and trees at Hitchcock Nature Center in Pottawattamie County also have lots of earthy oranges and browns.
Adding to the color this fall in the Loess Hills is a display of dark red from the burr oaks.
“Yellows and oranges are still out. There's quite a bit of red sumac. So it's still pretty good to come up,” said Brent Olson, district forester of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
To the south, trees have begun changing at Indian Cave State Park in Nebraska.
Missouri parks officials report peak colors in the Kansas City area and Ozarks.
In Omaha, next week brings the likelihood of rain. The National Weather Service projects a 30 percent chance for showers on Monday, with rain likely on Tuesday.
By Wednesday, skies should be clearing again.