Just like last year, Thanksgiving Week brought very warm, and in some cases recording setting, warmth to eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa. Record highs on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 of 72, 73 and 72 degrees were set in Omaha, Lincoln and Norfolk, Nebraska. Last Thanksgiving record highs of 73 and 72 degrees were set in Omaha and Lincoln, respectively, with Norfolk reaching a warm 65 degrees (the 3rd warmest on record for the date). Norfolk yesterday also tied, with 1899, the warmest low temperature for November 21 with 41 degrees.
Although a blustery cold front will bring an end to the record warmth across the region Thanksgiving Day, highs will remain much above normal with 50s and 60s expected. However, a reinforcing front arriving tonight will bring sharply colder temperatures to the area on Friday with highs mostly in the 30s.