A repeat of Saturday Night’s weather?
Quite a bit of rain fell in central Nebraska on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Anywhere from 1-4″ of rain fell along a narrow corridor almost paralleling Hwy 183. Embedded within these storms were isolated instances of large hail as well. These storms were successful in making their way to the Tri-Cities – Lincoln, not so much. These are the main takeaways from Saturday night’s rain.
I mention this because Sunday night’s weather setup almost mirrors Saturday night’s setup. We’re forecasting the potential for another narrow corridor of heavy rain and perhaps some small hail with these storms, with isolated instances of larger hail possible. Like Saturday night, most rain will fall primarily west of Lincoln and will occur late Sunday night and early Monday.
Stormcast has been struggling to get a handle on exactly how Sunday night will play out. Some versions feature very little storm activity whereas other versions show a greater coverage of storms. Computer model guidance aside, the environment appears to support storm development. Given how Saturday night played out, I wouldn’t be shocked to see Sunday night’s weather behave in a similar fashion.
I anticipate that Lincoln may see a few stray showers by Monday morning, but we’re otherwise mostly clear with lows down to 64°.
Monday afternoon will feature partly cloudy skies by the afternoon. We cannot rule out the potential for an isolated shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. High temperatures on Monday will be around 87°.
We’ll keep isolated storm chances around on Tuesday but are keeping things dry for now on Wednesday. As we head into next week, the humidity will also increase. By the time we get to Thursday, our next disturbance arrives – giving us our next “best” chance for rainfall Thursday night and into Friday.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron