Cold front arrives on Monday morning
It was hot and breezy Thursday under mostly clear skies. Clear skies will continue on Thursday evening and for a good chunk of the overnight hours. However, we’re watching a cold front overnight Thursday and into Friday morning.
The front will be located in the northwest portion of the state on Thursday evening, moving south and east throughout the night. Storms will develop along the front in northern Nebraska, one or two of which may be strong. However, as the night progresses, the storms will weaken as they approach southeast Nebraska.
This front and its associated rain will arrive in southeast Nebraska anywhere between 3-7 AM Friday. You may want to take the rain gear with you on Friday morning, as there will likely be some scattered showers and storms for the morning commute.
These are scattered storms, so it may not be raining at every single point in time. While the front pushes through in the morning, we cannot rule out more scattered showers and storms Friday afternoon and evening.
The passage of the cold front makes forecast temperatures tricky on Friday as cooler temperatures reside behind the front. As the front pushes through in the morning, temperatures will continue to fall into the early afternoon. Some versions of Stormcast suggest temperatures in the upper-50s to low-60s late Friday morning.
By the end of the day, temperatures will attempt to rebound to the upper-60s to low-70s. As a result, we’re forecasting a high of 70° for the daytime hours on Friday. Again, scattered storms are still possible Friday afternoon and evening.
Warm and dry weather returns this weekend, with highs in the 80s on Saturday and low-90s on Sunday.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron