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Barb Gaskin of Fremont shields herself from the rain with a plastic bag before the 2018 Nebraska spring game. This year's spring scrimmage should have much nicer weather.

Skies should be clear for the Husker football spring game despite severe weather forecast across the state in the coming days.

Severe weather could bring heavy rain and snow between Wednesday and early Friday for areas across Nebraska. But according to the National Weather Service, the worst of the storm will avoid Memorial Stadium.

Temperatures around the 1 p.m. kickoff at Memorial Stadium should be around 50 degrees with mostly sunny skies, slightly colder than the average mid-April day. Lincoln can expect rain and possibly brief snow on Thursday night, but most of Friday should be dry and windy ahead of Saturday’s game.

“Things are all going to be coming up roses by then,” said Taylor Nicolaisen, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

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Those traveling to the stadium from elsewhere should check road conditions as many roads and bridges are still closed as the result of flooding.

Those traveling from South Dakota may see worse weather that could impede travel, and another storm system south of Lincoln could make travel messy for those coming from Kansas, Nicolaisen said.

“But getting from Omaha to Lincoln should be fine and dandy.”

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