A quieter Sunday forecast
The severe weather threat from Saturday night’s storms is now over. These storms were able to pack a punch in some locations, with 41 total storm reports across Southeast Nebraska as of 1AM Sunday. There were a lot of moving parts to Saturday night’s forecast, with many subtle surface and upper-air features that proved to be important in the evolution of the storm system.
While the severe weather threat diminished greatly as the storms approached Lincoln, flooding turned out to be a greater concern in the capital city. A Flood Warning remains in effect Lancaster, Seward, and Butler counties until 12:30PM Sunday. Although the heavy rain has ended, there still may be flooded areas!
While the severe weather threat diminished greatly as the storms approached Lincoln, flash flooding turned out to be a greater concern in the capital city. That said, all Flash Flood Warnings across Southeast Nebraska have since expired.
We’re left with some light showers late Saturday night, but these will not be severe. We won’t rule out isolated showers throughout Sunday morning as well. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies on Sunday morning with a low temperature around 65°.
Rain will fizzle out and clouds will start to clear by Sunday afternoon, becoming mostly clear to partly cloudy. It’ll feel humid on Sunday, with high temperatures in the low 90s – a forecast high of 91° for Lincoln.
We should stay dry for most of the day on Monday as well, with highs warming to the mid to upper 90s. We may see a few isolated storms late Monday – but the chance is fairly small. Another disturbance arrives late Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. That disturbance could bring another opportunity to see some rain.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron