Most Nebraskans picture the first day of spring with flowers blooming, bunnies in the yard and birds perched in trees. That isn’t the case today. National Weather Service Meteorologist Bryon Miller says Mother Nature didn’t look at the calendar.
Miller says, “It is a little on the cool side with some snow. Things will be changing and looking a little better in the next few days. It is kind of gloomy with the snow, light rain mix gradually ending today but some sunshine tomorrow and warmer temperatures.”
Miller says springtime in Nebraska his highly variable. We can have snowstorms into April but temperatures can also be very mild. We had some good moisture last weekend and that should help lawns and gardens green up a bit.
Miller says fortunately when we get snow it doesn’t last very long now that the sun angle is getting higher and getting more into a spring-like pattern. However, bigger snows can occur in March and even into mid-April so don’t put the snow blower or shovel away quite yet.
Highs Wednesday will be in the 50’s and into the 60’s on Thursday. On Friday, temperatures will drop back into the 50’s and that pattern will continue through the weekend.