A cold front delivers refreshing air for Saturday
Strong to severe thunderstorms moved across much of southern Nebraska on Friday evening as a cold front pushed through. Several Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued throughout the evening. There was even a Tornado Warning for Jefferson county at one point. The severe weather threat is now over.
Most of the rain and storm activity ended up occurring south of Lincoln – through south Lincoln was able to pickup a little bit of rainfall. We mentioned the possibility on Thursday that these storms may develop AFTER the front passed through Lincoln. That turned out to be true for Lincoln, leaving the capital city mostly dry. However, storms were able to develop in time for areas farther south to get plenty of rainfall.
Things are quieting down as of late Friday evening. The cold front has cleared the area, and temperatures are dropping. Skies will clear overnight Friday and into Saturday morning, allowing low temperatures to bottom out near 60°.
If you have any outdoor plans on Saturday, cherish the air – it’ll be cooler and less humid! This combination will allow for a refreshing feel outside. We’re forecasting sunny skies with a high temperature of 82°.
However, the comfortable air mass won’t last long. Winds will return out of the south by late Saturday which will allow for warmer temperatures and higher humidity by Sunday and Monday. Unsurprisingly, scattered storms reenter the forecast starting on Sunday as a result.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron