Rain is expected to begin falling overnight and then taper off Saturday morning, which is good news for the many Easter Egg hunts scheduled this weekend.
Becky Kern, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said rain is likely to begin falling about 3 a.m. and then end mid- to late morning. An isolated thunderstorm may accompany the weather system moving through, she said.
Temperatures Saturday morning are likely to be in the 50s, she said. In the afternoon, gusty winds are likely.
Even with a little morning rain and afternoon wind, the Saturday forecast is an improvement over last weekend, when several Easter egg hunts were canceled due to cold. Last Saturday's high in Omaha maxed out at 39 degrees and Sunday's topped out at 29 degrees.
The highs on Saturday and Sunday in the Omaha area are forecast in the 60s, Kern said.
A cold front moving in Sunday late afternoon or evening is expected to cause temperatures to drop quickly. The overnight low is likely to be in the 20s and Monday's high probably won't climb out of the 30s.
Most of the weekend could end up being rain free, Kern said.
After Saturday morning's showers, Kern said the next chance for rain is Sunday afternoon -- but forecasts aren't clear on how likely that rain is.