Excessive heat over the weekend

It’s hot and it’s about to get hotter. Temperatures on Saturday are going to try for the triple digits and with the dewpoints in the 70s, a 110 t0 115 heat index is likely.

Because of this, an Excessive Heat Warning is in place for areas in and around Lincoln and Omaha Saturday. This warning will last through the afternoon and early evening.

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Saturday is going to start off warm with temperatures in the middle 70s early in the morning, but we quickly warm up into the 80s by 6am, 90s by 10am, and 100s by the afternoon.

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Add in the dewpoint and we will have a heat index in the 100 to 115 degree range by the afternoon. This is the reason for the Excessive Heat Warning Saturday.

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There is an small chance for showers and storms on and off throughout the day, but the better chance will be overnight Saturday into Sunday.

Storm chances on Sunday will be thanks to a cold front and by Monday, the cold front will drop our temperatures into the middle 80s for highs. That will feel much better!

Meteorologist Rusty Dawkins 
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