A four-day warm-up, along with windy conditions, was to begin today across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.
Then, it’s a quick return to winter starting Monday night.
The National Weather Service office in Valley called for mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 50 degrees today in the Omaha area.
Saturday is expected to warm up a bit more, with a high near 66 under sunny skies and breezy conditions. South-southwest winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Conditions will remain windy on Sunday in the Omaha area, with north-northwest winds gusting as high as 35 mph. Also, there is a 20 percent chance of showers before noon. A high near 55 is forecast.
Forecasters said one more day is likely to stay on the warm side — Monday should be mostly sunny with a high near 60.
The change in conditions in the Omaha area begins Monday night, when a chance of rain and snow and a low around 34 are forecast.
The chance of rain and snow sticks around Tuesday and Tuesday night, when the daytime high will be near 40 and the overnight low will be 20, forecasters said.