Subzero weather is so yesterday's news.
By the weekend, Omaha could see highs in the low 40s, thanks to a weather pattern that is pushing out the cold air.
The Arctic front leaving today brought Omaha its coldest weather in about four years, said Rick Chermok, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Temperatures in Omaha bottomed out at 11 degrees below zero Monday morning, the weather service reported. The last time it was colder was in early January 2010, when nighttime lows dropped as low as 20 degrees below zero, according to the weather service.
Brian Edwards, a meteorologist with AccuWeather, said the worst of the Arctic outbreak should be over for a while.
With the weather warming, school officials were planning a normal day of school today. Many school districts canceled classes Monday because of the persistent wind chills of minus 20 to minus 30 degrees.
Milder air will feed into the Midlands from the southwest this week, Edwards said. By Friday, highs in Omaha should be above freezing. Weekend temperatures could be in the 40s, he said.
Edwards said significant snow isn't expected in the area for a while. There's a slight chance for flurries at midweek, but beyond that, the weather could be fairly uneventful through midmonth, he said.