A chilly Saturday morning set new records for several cities in Nebraska.
Omaha’s low temperature dropped to 14 degrees, three degrees lower than the previous record for the date, set in 1936. Lincoln’s low of 10 also broke the record of 16 degrees, set 82 years ago. The mercury in Norfolk dipped to 12 degrees, tying the 1936 record.
In central Nebraska, Grand Island and Hastings also set daily records. Grand Island’s 8 degrees broke the 2009 record of 14; Hastings’ low of 11 was four degrees colder than its 2009 record low for the day.
Omahans may have to wait just a bit longer for sunny spring weather, said Dave Fobert, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley. Sunday temperatures aren’t expected to reach much higher than 40 degrees, and the morning could bring rain or snow to the area. Fobert said parts of the metro could see between 1 and 2 inches, though above-freezing temperatures should melt any accumulation by afternoon.
Tuesday could be a bit warmer with highs in the 50s, and Wednesday’s highs are expected to rise into the mid-60s.
“It might actually feel like spring for more than one day in a row,” Fobert said.