It will be cool again Friday night with lows in the 0s. There will just be some scattered clouds. It may be fairly cloudy Saturday, but hopefully some peeks of sun will be around as well. Overall it will be a bit milder with highs up to 32 degrees. The wind will be from the west then southwest at 7-15 mph.
Sunday looks very pleasant for our March 1st with partly sunny skies and warmer conditions. Readings will start in the low 20s early in the morning but soar up to the mid 40s in the afternoon. South winds should shift to the west for the afternoon around 10-15 mph. So there should be a decent amount of melting going on Sunday afternoon.
Next week as a whole still looks very quiet in our region with the main storm tracks staying south and north of Wisconsin. A couple of weak and dry fronts are expected to swing through our area with little fanfare. One of those front will move through late Tuesday bringing a small chance of some sprinkles and flurries. A few flurries could linger into Wednesday. The next minor disturbance may slide through Thursday causing a small chance of snow showers. That’s about it. It looks like our shovels and snowblowers will continue to rest!
High temperatures for most of next week look to be a few degrees above normal, generally hitting the upper to mid 30s, although next Friday has at least a chance of being colder than that. Lows should mostly be in the low 20s. There are signs that a burst of warmer air will push in for the weekend of March 7th with highs well into the 40s again. Maybe we'll even crack 50 degrees with any luck. It seems like we may be dealing with an earlier spring this year in our region. Stay tuned!
Have a great weekend! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 1:25 p.m., 28-February 2020
On this date in weather history:
1990 - Showers and thunderstorms over the Southern Plains Region capped a record wet February for parts of Oklahoma. Totals for the month ranged up to 9.11 inches at McCurtain, with 4.63 inches reported at Oklahoma City. Snow and sleet fell across northern Oklahoma, with four inches reported at Freedom and Jefferson. Snow also spread across southern Kansas into Missouri and Arkansas, with six inches of snow reported at Harrison AR. In Alaska, February temperatures at Nome averaged 21 degrees below normal, ranging from -38 degrees to 29 degrees during the month. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
2012 - The first confirmed February tornado in Nebraska state history struck Lincoln and Logan Counties shortly after 4PM. The EF-0 tornado was on the ground intermittently for up to six minutes and traveled 3 miles before dissipating in southwest Logan County. The path of the tornado was over open rangeland and cropland where limited damage occurred. Patches of snow were still on the ground at the time. (NWS North Platte)