Clear skies Friday night will allow temperatures to drop to the 30°s by Saturday morning.  Frost Advisories have been posted for counties surrounding the Tri-Cities from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday.

NORTHERN LIGHTS

Clear skies will also allow for Nebraska to *potentially* see the Northern Lights early Saturday morning.  A solar flare and Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) occurred on the sun Thursday morning and is hurtling towards the Earth at 2.1 million miles per hour.  This has prompted a G3 Geomagnetic Storm Watch by the Space Weather Prediction Center for October 30-31.

The latest data from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks suggests the highest levels of geomagnetic activity will occur between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. Saturday.  If you want to try to see the Northern Lights it is best to get away from cities with light pollution.

There is information coming in Friday evening that the solar flare could be slowing down.  If this is the case, it may allow for there to be more geomagnetic activity Saturday night.  Clouds will likely be on the increase Sunday morning, so it may be a close call as to whether or not the “lights” can be seen then.  You’ll want to check back for further forecasts.

Here are a couple links to more information regarding the Northern Lights forecast.

WARM-UP BEFORE THE HALLOWEEN COOL DOWN

Saturday should be a nice day throughout southeast Nebraska.  Sunny skies will prevail and temperatures will warm in to the middle to upper 60°s.

A cold front will begin to enter from the northwest.  The front should pass through southeast Nebraska late afternoon through the evening.  Once the front passes, winds will shift out of the northwest and increase.  Winds may gust 25 to 30 mph throughout the evening.

Halloween 3 Panel

As previously mentioned, clouds will quickly increase Sunday.  This will aid in keeping temperatures cool for Sunday afternoon.  Temperatures will struggle to reach 50°.  This also means that temperatures will be falling through the 40°s as kids are going out for Trick-or-Treating Sunday evening.  You may want to include jackets in costumes if going out.

– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer

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