Continuing our dry stretch of weather
We kicked off a dry trend starting this past Sunday – and Wednesday’s weather was no exception. Wednesday featured plenty of blue sky along with high temperatures in the mid-80s. Northerly winds helped to keep the humidity at bay as well.
We’ll hang onto mostly clear skies Wednesday evening and overnight. I anticipate that some high clouds will be overhead overnight and into Thursday morning for the eastern third of Nebraska, but these clouds will not produce any rain. It’s another cool night, with low temperatures by Thursday morning near 53° in Lincoln.
Thursday is almost a “copy and paste” forecast. Skies will remain mostly sunny on Thursday, with high temperatures in the mid-80s for Lincoln.
One difference between Wednesday and Thursday may be the amount of “blue” you see in the sky. Wildfire smoke is forecast to overspread Nebraska on Thursday, giving the sky more of a hazy appearance. Keep in mind that most of the smoke will be in the upper atmosphere, not close to ground level.
Winds will start to shift out of the southeast on Thursday. This shift in winds will set the stage for bigger heat and humidity to arrive by the end of the week. Highs will approach, if not exceed, 90° on Friday and Saturday.
We should remain dry through the better half of Saturday, although a series of disturbances appear to reenter the picture late Saturday and into Sunday. So until then, the forecast remains dry.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron