- Associated Press - Monday, January 20, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska and Iowa residents will have to readjust to colder weather Monday night and Tuesday after record-setting high temperatures over the weekend.

In Nebraska, record high temperatures were recorded Sunday in Lincoln, McCook, Grand Island and Chadron. In Iowa, a record high temperature was set in Sioux City.

Golfers in Lincoln took advantage of the nice weather Sunday at Pioneers Golf Course. Mike Schroeder, the course’s assistant golf professional, said people played 130 rounds of golf. The weather was a surprise, but not the turnout, he said.

“Being busy when it’s 60 degrees in January, that’s not a surprise,” he said.

Golfing in Lincoln will be much chillier on Tuesday, but the coldest air will be in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota, said Cathy Zapotocny, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service based in Valley, Neb.

Sunday’s warm weather was caused by a lack of snow cover, a mild northwesterly wind and dry conditions, she said.

A wind chill advisory will be in effect for the northern part of Iowa until noon Tuesday. A wind advisory was in effect for much of the state of Nebraska on Monday. The advisory was in effect until 9 p.m. for most of the eastern part of the state.

With the possibility of snow and gusty winds in the forecast, the main concern was for those traveling Monday afternoon and evening, Zapotocny said.

Miles Schumacher, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service based in Des Moines, said the northern half of the state will see the most dramatic differences from Sunday’s temperatures.

Monday’s cool-down is going to stay the rest of the week, he said, with overnight low temperatures generally below zero until the weekend.

A possible 1 to 2 inches of snow was forecast as part of the system coming through Monday afternoon and evening, Schumacher said. He cautioned drivers to be prepared with winter kits in their vehicles.

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