Expect some wild weather swings this week as winter refuses to let go of Nebraska.
The National Weather Service in North Platte forecasts thunderstorms for this afternoon as the high reaches 69 degrees.
That will change, rather abruptly.
Rain showers will change into freezing rain and sleet overnight as the temperature drops below freezing, expected to settle at around 28. It will be very windy, between 20 and 30 mph. The Weather Services predicts gusts could reach 55 mph.
The Weather Service says the chance for precipitation is 90%. Little accumulation of either ice or snow is expected as freezing rain on Tuesday morning turned into snow and sleet by the afternoon, making the complete transition to snow by late Tuesday afternoon.
Temperatures will continue to drop in western Nebraska Tuesday night, falling well below freezing, likely to dip down to 18 degrees. Snow likely will continue into Wednesday, with a high expected to reach 35.
The National Weather Service predicts temperatures will gradually warm up after Wednesday; partly sunny with a high around 40 on Thursday, mostly sunny with a high near 50 on Friday, and mostly sunny with a high near 62 on Saturday.