You know you're in Nebraska when you're wearing short sleeves one day but staring at a forecast for snow a few days later.

After the weekend's record highs, the National Weather Service has projected a slight chance of snow this week.

That's just winter and spring duking it out, say meteorologists.

As southern warmth pushes its way north in late winter, it spars with the lingering cold from the Arctic, leading to big swings in temperature, said Dave Fobert, meteorologist with the weather service in Valley.

The temperatures extremes underway, from a high of 75 Saturday to overnight lows in the 20s, aren't that unusual. What was unusual was Saturday's warmth, given that Omaha matched a daily record and other cities set new ones, he said.

Saturday's high was about 30 degrees above average.

By way of comparison, an extraordinary swing occurred in May 2013, when Omaha went from a daily record low of 32 on May 12 to a daily record high of 101 two days later. That was also the year that Omaha set a record for snow in May with a total of 3.1 inches.

Fobert said there's a 30 percent chance of a rain-snow mix tonight and Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

A cold front moving into the area stirred up strong winds on Sunday, with peak gusts in eastern Nebraska ranging from about 40 mph to nearly 55 mph.

A 54 mph gust was recorded near Missouri Valley and peak gusts of 47 mph were recorded at Lincoln, Offutt Air Force Base and Eppley Airfield. At the Millard Airport, the winds topped out at 40 mph Sunday.

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