Back to the 90s and winds increase
Temperatures climb into the 90s and winds will gust to 35 mph throughout the day Wednesday.
A few clouds will begin to drift into southeast Nebraska on Wednesday evening and through Thursday morning. Combined with winds gusting 25 mph, temperatures will not drop much. Low temperatures will be in the low 70s.
Temperatures will go up higher for Thursday. Highs should reach the middle to upper 90s. Humidity will also be a touch higher, as dew point temperatures climb to the lower 60s. It won’t be terribly humid, but you should notice it.
Showers and thunderstorms will move across the state, arriving in southeast Nebraska later on Thursday evening. There will be a chance for rain through the overnight and into Friday morning.
The trend for overnight showers and thunderstorms will continue for several days as we go through the holiday weekend. Look for a chance Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The window for thunderstorms transitions to evenings starting on the Fourth of July.
SIGNS OF HEAT WAVE FOR NEXT WEEK
Long-range computer models suggest an upper-level “hot dome” develops over the central United States.
Temperatures are not expected to be terribly high; the biggest impact will be humidity.
Low-level moisture is projected to surge through the eastern Plains. Dew point temperatures are projected to climb into the middle and upper 70s for the start of next week. This will send the heat index well over 100, perhaps reaching 110 by the middle of the week.
– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer