An unsettled weather pattern arrives Thursday
After many mornings with temperatures near the freezing mark, that all comes to an end on Thursday as we enter a new pattern. This pattern is a more unsettled one, bringing many storm chances over the next 10 days.
A spotty shower or storm cannot be ruled out during the morning and afternoon. The overall odds are relatively low, but don’t be surprised if you come across it.
A weak front will sit in northern Nebraska on Friday evening, and more thunderstorms may fire along that. Friday evening is probably where we’d come across the most storm activity statewide, and these will slowly drift southeastward.
A storm or two on Wednesday evening may be on the stronger side, with isolated instances of large hail and strong winds possible. There is a Level 1/5 risk for severe weather north of I-80 where evening storms might develop. Once we lose the daytime heating effects, the severe weather threat diminishes.
Rainfall totals will be tricky. There will be some areas that get through Thursday night dry since the storms will be scattered. For those able to see heavy rain out of these storms, an inch or two is possible. In other words, some towns will see a lot and others seeing little to nothing.
Barring any spotty afternoon showers which could introduce some rain-cooled air, high temperatures will have the potential to reach the lower and middle-80s across the area.
Even if you don’t see rain on Thursday, there are several more opportunities in the days to follow. We’ll welcome any chance we can get.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron