90°+ temperatures returning to Lincoln
Temperatures continued to warm on Wednesday, as most locations across southeast Nebraska were able to make it into the mid-80s. Skies remained mostly clear in Lincoln, despite some low clouds out west.
The warming trend continues into Thursday. Low temperatures on Thursday morning should be in the mid-60s, a far cry from the 49° low in Lincoln on Wednesday morning. Clear skies are anticipated into Thursday morning.
Thursday afternoon features even warmer temperatures, where the capital city should exceed 90°. We’re forecasting a high of 91° on Thursday under clear skies. You’ll likely notice more humidity on Thursday, and it may be breezy. Southerly winds may gust up to 35 mph at times.
A cold front approaches on Friday, which brings us a chance for a few storms. There is a bit of uncertainty as to the exact details of how these storms develop, stemming from uncertainty in the timing of the cold front.
What we do know is that this front brings a decent chance for some scattered storms on Friday, so keep that in mind if making Friday plans.
One wildcard will be Friday’s high temperature, as there is high bust potential. Once the front passes, cooler temperatures will infiltrate.
Recent computer model guidance suggests that the front may move through earlier in the day, which means that temperatures would be cooler overall on Friday. Stay tuned to the forecast, as we may have to bump Friday highs lower.
The cool air behind Friday’s front will not stick around. We’re back into the upper 80s on Saturday and should surpass 90° on Sunday with dry weather prevailing.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron