Omaha missed out on temperature record-setting Sunday.

Lincoln, however, had a second consecutive day of record low temperatures for July - a month more associated with sweating than sweaters.

According to the National Weather Service, a low temperature of 51 degrees at 6:15 a.m. Sunday at Lincoln Municipal Airport broke the city's 1947 record of 53 degrees.

Saturday, a temperature of 53 degrees at 6:45 a.m. at Eppley Airfield had broken Omaha's 1873 record of 57 degrees. But Omaha's low temperature of 53 degrees Sunday morning wasn't enough to break the 1873 record of 51 degrees.

Meteorologist Cathy Zapotocny of the National Weather Service's office in Valley said temperatures vary from area to area because of development and elevation. Urban areas tend to stay warmer and rural areas cooler, she said.

Clear skies allow warm air to escape, but cloud cover traps warm air and heats a region, Zapotocny said.

A cool air mass, light winds and clear skies were the combining factors that allowed Nebraska cities to set record lows over the weekend.

Norfolk tied its 1992 record of 49 degrees Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

This week's weather is looking to warm up, with high temperatures in the mid-80s, but the weather service is forecasting a chance of storms every day but Thursday.