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Temperatures expected to dip this weekend in Omaha area

September 27, 2018

Temperatures are expected to dip in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa this weekend.

In the Nebraska Panhandle, Alliance hit 25 degrees early Wednesday. The temperature was below 28 degrees for seven hours, more than enough time for a hard freeze, the National Weather Service said. Scottsbluff hit 30, and Chadron and Sidney hit 31.

The first fall frost — 36 degrees or below — typically occurs in Omaha on Oct. 4, the weather service said. It’s usually much earlier in the Panhandle — Sept. 19. The first fall freeze — 32 or below — usually hits the Omaha area Oct. 12. The normal freeze date in the Panhandle is Sept. 29.

No freeze or frost is in Omaha’s immediate future.

Thursday’s high in the Omaha area is expected to be in the low 70s. The temperature should drop to the upper 40s Thursday night and low 40s Friday night.

Highs in eastern Nebraska are expected to be around 60 Friday and Saturday, with a low Saturday in the low 50s.

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