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Coastal Storm Drifts Away From Southeast and Mid-Atlantic; Fire Weather Concerns Remain In Southern California

A strong storm is forecast to drift away from coastal sections of the Southeast/Mid-Atlantic today but a number of hazards remain in effect, from gusty winds to a variety of marine issues. The storm will bypass the Northeast on Monday, while producing coastal rain and interior frozen precipitation. Meanwhile, elevated to critical fire weather threats remain in effect across southern California. Read More >

A few sprinkles cannot be ruled out early this morning within some counties mainly across south central Nebraska. Taking an overall-look at our forecast through the upcoming work and school week, and starting with temperatures, the main story is that the week will start off quite mild, but then end on a cooler noteā€¦nothing extremely cold, but more typical of late-November readings. More specifically, afternoon highs today and Tuesday will reach the 60s for most places, with maybe even a few 70s in southwestern local counties such as Furnas, Phillips and Rooks. Despite our warm start to the week, it will be accompanied by a decent dose of wind, with gusts today commonly 25 to 35 MPH out of the northwest, and then 15 to 25 MPH out of the south Tuesday. A slight-cool down arrives Wednesday, serving as a transition to noticeably cooler air by Thursday and Friday, with highs only between the upper 30s and mid 40s. Turning to precipitation chances, most of the week will surely be dry. However, unlike the past few weeks, there might actually be a halfway-decent chance for at least light measurable precipitation, in this case focused between Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday morning. During this time frame, much of the area is expected to see at least a bit of light rain, which could perhaps transition to a dusting of snow on the back end as colder air moves in. Although still subject to plenty of fine-tuning between now and then, mid-week rain amounts currently do not look very substantial for most of the area, generally only a few hundredths up to maybe a few tenths of an inch. However, it also appears possible that this weather system could end up being strong enough to bring somewhat heavier amounts to localized areas. No matter how much or how little precipitation falls mid-week, confidence is high that it will be fairly windy from the north Wednesday night into Thursday, behind the associated cold front.