Dry Now, Wetter Later, But December To Remain Warmer Than Normal

Dry Now, Wetter Later, But December To Remain Warmer Than Normal

Warmer weather is here and you can expect higher than average temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s.

“It’s obviously been warm. We’ve been running very warm temperatures for quite awhile now and December continues that.  It’s all based on global patterns and maybe we’ll see more 50 degree days as a result.”

Taylor Nicolaisen with the National Weather Service says we’ll be warmer the rest of the week.

“The month already looks warmer here in the short term we will be close to 50 degrees in Lincoln for the next five days.  We’ll be well above normal for the next five days,” he says.

Nicolaisen says their office is predicting more moisture this month before getting to the brunt of winter but not after a short term dry spell.

“We really just haven’t seen that in 2019. In fact, just in October we managed to stretch to five or six dry days and looks like this one might surpass that as the longest dry stretch in Eastern Nebraska.”

With the warmer temperatures, there might be more rain than snow.  The area averages 20 inches of precipitation and more is expected this season.