This week’s arctic front brought Omaha its lowest temperature of the winter, but the chill is not sticking around.
Temperatures could flirt with 50 degrees by Sunday.
Omaha recorded a low of 4 below zero Thursday morning at Eppley Airfield, said Brett Albright, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. That’s 2 degrees lower than this winter’s previous low of 2 below zero on Jan. 20, Albright said.
Cold as Thursday morning was, it was nowhere near a record, according to the weather service. Omaha’s record low for Feb. 13 is 22 below zero, set in 1905.
Stiff winds Friday will usher in a warm front, Albright said, and weekend highs in Omaha are expected to be in the mid-to-upper 40s. Even better, relatively light winds are forecast.