A warm Wednesday, with a scattered storm chance
Tuesday was a quieter day overall. While there were a few pop-up storms in select locations, the coverage of storms was very limited. Any pop-up storms that survive into Tuesday evening will diminish quickly after sunset, leaving us with mostly clear skies overnight.
We’ll wake up to a lot of sunshine on Wednesday, but more clouds will develop into the afternoon as things heat up. We’re forecasting highs in the low to mid-90s on Wednesday afternoon in Lincoln.
There will be a cold front approaching from the east on Wednesday, which could spark some scattered storms. The best chance to see these will reside in the eastern fifth of the state. Lincoln will be close enough to where we can’t rule them out.
The closer you are to the Missouri River, the higher your chances of coming across these. Rain chances will be a lot lower to the west of Lincoln.
There’s also an outside chance to see an isolated strong to severe storm on Wednesday afternoon and evening in the Missouri River Valley. A storm or two might be capable of flaring up into something borderline severe (i.e. 60 mph winds and/or quarter-sized hail). We do not expect widespread severe weather on Wednesday.
We’ll feature a few more storm chances on Thursday and Friday, although there is no guarantee you see rain each day. The aforementioned front will be nearby on Thursday and Friday as well, bringing scattered storms to some.
Another wave of low pressure arrives from the north on Saturday, bringing another opportunity for storms along with it. I’d argue that Saturday is our next best potential to see storms on a more widespread basis. We’ll monitor the forecast in the days to follow and pass any updates along as new information comes in.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron