Just three more days to enjoy before things change. Today's highs will reach anywhere from the mid 40s east to the mid 60s southwest. Skies will be mostly sunny with just a bit of a west and northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Friday will be a little breezier once a trough passes through. That trough could even bring a few sprinkles to those in Northeast and Eastern Nebraska. Highs will get into the 50s and even lower 60s again.
Saturday will be the warmest day in the 50s and 60s ahead of a cold front that passes through Saturday night. That front could bring a little light rain to the area...maybe even a little light snow in the colder areas. Sunday will be cooler, but still mostly in the 40s.
Our next winter storm is likely to have some impacts to the area. Chance for snow and wind speeds will increase during the day Monday. The brunt of the snow will fall Monday night through Tuesday. Snow will work its way out of the area Tuesday night, leaving us with more sunshine for Wednesday.
Some of the biggest changes from forecast models over the last 24 hours are to shift the heaviest snow band a little farther southeast. At this point, it is looking like Southern and Eastern Nebraska and Northern Kansas are under the best chance to see the heaviest snow. Figuring out this path for the heaviest snow will be the biggest challenge in the coming days. Unlike some of the social media posts you may have seen out there, most forecast models aren't going nearly as high with totals. At most, I've seen totals up to around 12 to 18 inches, but even that could be a stretch. Some will see much lower totals with the best chance to the northwest. Winds will also be quite strong with this system, meaning blowing and drifting snow is going to be a big issue.
This system is still several thousand miles away, currently sitting in the Western/Central Pacific Ocean. That's still a lot of time to figure out the specifics of this. So at this time, your main focus should be on the fact that a winter storm is quite likely early next week and will have impacts. But at this time, it's best to leave the details alone until we get closer to next Monday and Tuesday.