Brief break from high heat; Heat and humidity return for end of week

Southeast Nebraska will get a little break from the high temperatures of late.  Instead of temperatures in the middle and upper 90°s, we are looking for highs to be in the low 90°s – just a degree or two above normal.

Sunny skies will be the rule Wednesday.  Humidity should be kept in check as dew point temperatures are projected to be in the upper 50°s to around 60°.  That is bonus territory as July’s average dew point temperature is 65° in Lincoln.

Skies will remain clear tonight and temperatures will fall in to the middle 60°s by Thursday morning.

Heat and humidity will return to southeast Nebraska starting Thursday as highs climb in to the middle and upper 90°s.  Factoring in the humidity, the heat index will peak in the upper 90°s to near 100°.

Temperatures keep going up from there, reaching the upper 90°s Friday and 100° Saturday.  The heat index should eclipse 100° both days.

PATTERN CHANGE

Long range computer models are hinting a pattern shift is just around the corner, including cooler temperatures and rain.  The week looks to start with widespread rain Monday and Tuesday.  More cloud cover is projected for next week.  High pressure should be in place to the northeast of Nebraska, allowing for cooler air to move in to Nebraska.  Stay tuned!

– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer

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