Dig out your blankets and long sleeves, Omahans.
As Wayne, Neb., recovers from a Friday tornado and the Nebraska Panhandle from heavy snow, temperatures in the Omaha metro area will remain cool throughout the weekend.
Van DeWald, lead meteorologist with the National Weather Service's office in Valley, Neb., said highs in the Omaha area for Saturday and Sunday will reach the mid-50s. There's also a chance for light showers today into tomorrow for Omaha, he said.
In Lincoln, where the Huskers play Illinois at 11 a.m. CDT, DeWald said to expect a kickoff temperature of about 48 degrees, with cloud cover and west/southwest winds between 15 and 25 mph. Temperatures will warm into the lower-50s by game's end, he said.
As of 9 a.m., here's a list of temperatures from areas throughout Nebraska, courtesy of the National Weather Service:
• Omaha Eppley, 47
• Lincoln, 46
• Beatrice, 46
• Columbus, 45
• Norfolk, 43
• Grand Island, 42
• Hastings, 41
• Kearney, 41
• North Platte, 38
• Scottsbluff, 34
• Alliance, 32
And in Iowa:
• Des Moines, 49
• Ames, 47
• Council Bluffs, 46
• Sioux City, 44
The cool temperatures are a far cry from Omaha's typical daytime highs of 70s for the first week of October, but DeWald said that's to be expected in the Midwest.
"It's not unheard of," DeWald said. "We've had snow in the first week of October here."
The silver lining: DeWald said this weekend looks to be a brief cool-down period. The National Weather Service is currently forecasting highs of 69 for Monday, 73 for Tuesday and 77 for Wednesday.