After a spring-like weekend, winter could make a return appearance to Nebraska this week.
The National Weather Service forecasts colder temperatures with the chance of snow in wake of record warm days this weekend. Winds gusted during the weekend, with 54 mph winds recorded at Missouri Valley Sunday. Offutt Air Force Base record a peak gust of 47 mph.
Blame it on southern warm air colliding with Arctic cold, creating wild fluctuations of temperatures as winter hangs on and spring comes on.
The National Weather Service forecasts party cloudy to mostly cloudy skies today with a slight chance of light rain or even snow in the afternoon in northern Nebraska; rain and thunderstorms in western Nebraska with highs ranging from 40 to 67. It will be cooler in the northern part of Nebraska and warmer in southern Nebraska.
Light snow is likely in northeastern Nebraska tonight with a chance for snow or a rain-snow mix in the southern portion of the state. Out West, there is a chance of a rain-snow mix.
On Tuesday, expect scattered flurries throughout the day, according to the Weather Service. Highs on Tuesday will range from 31 to 40 in the East, 35 to 46 in central Nebraska, 47 to 55 in the West.
It should begin to warm up a bit afterward, but snow remains in the forecast for Thursday.