Cold and wet weather is expected to start the work week as a strong upper level system moves into the central plains. Severe weather is anticipated across the southern plains, and on the northern end of this system, widespread moderate to at times heavy rain is forecast for much of Nebraska.
Rainfall amounts between 1.5" and 3" will be possible through Tuesday night for much of western Nebraska with temperatures staying well below average - particularly on Monday with readings only in the 40s.
Mainly dry weather is expected Wednesday and Wednesday evening, but another system will move into the area Wednesday night into Thursday bringing in chances for additional showers and thunderstorms. Another round of severe weather looks increasingly possible on Thursday with the Storm Prediction Center outlining much of western Nebraska at this time.
Temperatures do rebound after a cold start to the week. Highs on Tuesday climb into the upper 50s to low 60s with more seasonal temperatures in the low to mid 70s forecast by the end of the week into the weekend.
MONDAY: Cold, wet, and breezy. Highs in the upper 40s with rain likely by the afternoon and evening. Isolated thunderstorms possible with areas of moderate to heavy rain. Breezy east winds at 10 to 20 MPH with gusts to 30 MPH.
TUESDAY: Rain likely with highs around 60°. Additional moderate to heavy rain possible. Total rainfall accumulations of 1.50" to 2.50" possible.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. Highs in the upper 60s. 30% chance for rain late Wednesday night.