Strong Winds, Dropping Temps For Metro Area

It is going to be a windy and bitterly cold week across eastern Nebraska.  A High Wind Warning is in effect through Noon Monday, with wind advisories in effect through 6 PM. Early Monday morning sustained winds were coming in 25-45 mph, with gusts over 50 mph in spots. 

Large profile vehicles may have difficulty on the road Monday morning, especially on east-west highways like I-80. Scattered power outages and some minor tree limb damage is possible as these winds move through. With the winds will come drastically falling temperatures, wind chills likely falling below zero during the morning commute.

WOWT says temperatures are expected to remain in the teens – and even some single digits – for most of Monday Winds will decrease overnight tonight, with lows dropping down into the single digits. 

A chance for snow moves in from the northwest after 3 AM, with accumulations remaining below one inch. This snow chance should move out quickly Tuesday morning with another day of dropping temperatures expected.  We’ll hit our high of 12° during the morning hours. Temperatures Tuesday night will be dangerously cold, dropping into the negative teens. 

Wind chills by Wednesday morning will be near 30° below, with afternoon highs struggling to make it above 0°.  Temperatures will slowly but surely improve through the rest of the workweek, with above-average highs expected for the weekend.


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