The National Weather Service is adjusting its longterm outlook for the rest of the winter.
Chuck Shaffer with the National Weather Service in Lincoln indicates they are no longer looking at a very cold and wet winter but rather a more mild outlook. He explains the rest of January specifically, will be mild.
While the rest of January is expected to be milder, it also expected to be wet. In fact, Shaffer says to anticipate a very wet rest of the winter.
According to Shaffer, currently, the area is in a neutral position and so it does not take much to adjust the forecast. He says they cold from Canada is instead being stopped to the north.
Shaffer says soil moisture continues to be well above normal and with more rain from the weekend and much more to come, the ground will only become more saturated and predicts flooding heading into the spring.